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Meet the Global Engagement Fellows

The Office of Global Affairs is excited to announce that three faculty members have been awarded Global Engagement Fellows grants for the 2022-2023 academic year. Each fellow will receive $3000 from the Global Innovation Fund to build an inclusive UW global faculty community.

The Global Engagement Fellows (fellows) will convene new cross-disciplinary groups of faculty (referred to as “communities”) that share a common interest. The fellows will convene these communities on a pilot basis for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The purpose of the Global Engagement Fellows grant program is to increase connections and foster deeper ties among faculty across units at the UW. The grants were developed and awarded in response to the work of the Global Engagement Task Force.

Please visit our 2022-2023 Global Engagement Fellows page to learn more and to request to participate in a community.

The Global Engagement Fellows for 2022-2023 are:

Dr. Taso LagosDr. Taso Lagos

Multi-sustainability Academic Program

Goals of Community:

  • To create a community of UW Study Abroad program directors who are dedicated to creating environmentally conscious overseas programs.
  • To encourage UW Study Abroad program directors to adopt environmentally sustainable best practices in faculty-led UW Study Abroad programs.
  • To create a database of environmentally friendly companies, organizations, and stakeholders involved in the travel and hospitality industries for countries that host UW Study Abroad programs.

Questions? Contact Dr. Taso Lagos (Lecturer, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies) at

Dr. Yen-Chu WengDr. Yen-Chu Weng

Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Classroom Exploration on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Goals of Community:

  • To convene a faculty community that explores pedagogical tools to engage with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in their courses to promote global literacy and cross-cultural competence.
  • To discuss best strategies for using the UN SDGs in cultivating global awareness and international perspectives among college students.
  • To develop a collection of lesson plans that focus on the UN SDGs, that connect the UN SDGs to UW curriculum, and that incorporate interdisciplinary cross-cultural approaches.

Questions? Contact Dr. Yen-Chu Weng (Lecturer, College of the Environment) at

Dr. Kristie L. EbiDr. Kristie L. Ebi

Global Environmental Change Engagement

Goals of Community:

  • To bring together a community of faculty and staff who are interested in international environmental change processes, committees, and organizations.
  • To increase understanding of and explore opportunities for engagement with processes/organizations such as the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the UN Convention to Combat Desertification, and Future Earth.
  • To deepen ties and strengthen collaborations across units at the UW to address the challenges of global environmental change.

Questions? Contact Dr. Kristie L. Ebi (Professor, Center for Health and the Global Environment) at