Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Luxembourg Program

  • Luxembourg Programs
  • 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
  • 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

May Term 2019 Group
Learn more about this year's May Term in Luxemborg: May 12 to June 5, 2020.


Henry J. Leir Learn about Dr. h. c. Henry J. and Erna D. Leir. Read more


Professor Michael Bamberg Learn about our upcoming faculty conferences in Luxembourg:
Prof. Michael Bamberg
from Clark's Psychology Department will be holding a conference from June 12 to June 15, 2020, entitled "Interrogating the Role of Reflection and Narrative for Change with Emphasis on Well-Being/Health and Learning/Education."


Professor Mary Ellen Boyle Prof. Mary Ellen Boyle from Clark's Graduate School of Management will be holding a conference from July 10 to July 13, 2020, entitled "The Scholarship of Global Liberal Education: Establishing an Engaged Research Agenda."


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.