Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program

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  • Luxembourg Hot Air Balloon
  • Specialty Store
  • Conference Gathering
  • Europa House
  • Flags over Luxembourg
  • Luxembourg Royal Gate
  • Stained Glass

A Tradition of Furthering Cross-Cultural Scholarship

In the late 1930s, just before Europe engaged in World War II, Henry J. and Erna D. Leir escaped persecution in Germany and found refuge in The Grandy Duchy of Luxembourg. Mr. Leir became a highly successful industrialist, and both Mr. and Mrs. Leir remained grateful to Luxembourg. Mr. Leir asked Clark to create a program that would deepen ties to the Grand Duchy and introduce our students to the country that provided them with safe haven. The Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University (LLP-CU) continues to fulfill that request with the following program elements:

  • The May Term Program in Luxembourg
  • Summer Research in Luxembourg
  • Summer Research with the Luxembourg-American Cultural Center in Belgium WI
  • Yearlong Ph.D. Research Internship in Luxembourg (currently inactive; under review)
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Lecture Series at Clark University
  • Faculty Conferences or Workshops in Luxembourg
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir High School Initiatives

The LLP-CU offers the following awards:

  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Lecturer Award
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Ph.D. Research Scholarship (under review)
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Student Summer Research Scholarship
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir B.A. at Clark Award
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Mobility Semester Award
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Grade 11 Prize
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Merit Scholarship (for the May Term Program)
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Excellence Through Diversity Scholarship (for the May Term Program)
  • The Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Global Citizen Scholarship (for the May Term Program)

Features

Henry J. Leir Learn about Dr. h. c. Henry J. Leir. Read more


Professor Stephen Levin Prof. Stephen Levin from Clark's English Department.
Conference, June 15 to 18, 2018:
"Humanities Approaches to Austerity in Europe and the Global South"


Professor Esther Jones Prof. Esther Jones from Clark's English Department.
Conference, July 20 to 23, 2018:
"Health Humanities and Race in a Global Context"


Professosr Betsy Huang Workshop, October 11 to 14, 2016: "Diversity and Inclusion in the U.S. and Abroad, Part III",
Prof. Betsy Huang and Prof. SunHee Kim Gertz, Clark's English Department. Part II took place at The Leir Retreat Center in Ridgefield, CT in fall 2015. Part I was conducted in Luxembourg during the summer of 2015.

 


Angela Woodmansee Hear from Angela Woodmansee, Clark's first Fulbright student to Luxembourg. Read her blog.