Dr. Dlynn Armstrong-Williams, head of the Department of Political Science and International Affairs, was a member of the planning team for the 2015 Symposium on Leadership, sponsored by NAFSA: Association of International Educators (formerly known as the National Association for Foreign Student Affairs) that brought together about 160 leaders from around the world to discuss leadership in international education. There were over 10,000 participants.

During that conference, at a panel titled “Public Universities, Diplomacy, and Soft Power: Expanding Opportunities for Global Citizens,” Dr. Armstrong‑Williams and Dr. Cristian A. Harris presented an analysis of “The Nexus Between Public Diplomacy, Universities, and Global Citizens: The Limitations of Soft Power.”

Dr. Armstrong‑Williams was also elected chair of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community of NAFSA for a term that began on July 1.