A Tradition of Furthering Cross-Cultural Scholarship
The Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University (LLP-CU) was founded to honor Dr. h.c. Leir's wish that Clark students and faculty deepen relationships with Luxembourg, the country that gave him safe haven at the outset of World War II. In order to contribute to Mr. Leir's vision regarding the importance of education and international experience, the LLP-CU has developed 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 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 Leir Excellence Through Diversity Scholarship (for the May Term Program)
Learn about Dr. h. c. Henry J. Leir. Read more
Prof. Anita Fabos and Prof. Marianne Sarkos from Clark's IDCE Department.
Conference, June 16 to 19, 2017: "Moving Stories: A Platform for mapping Narratives and Networks of People in Diaspora Security, Revisited"
Prof. Michael Butler, Clark's Political Science Department.
Conference, June 30 to July 3, 2017: "Redefining Security, Revisited"
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.
Hear from Angela Woodmansee, Clark's first Fulbright student to Luxembourg. Read her blog.