Alcorn State University’s Kassie Freeman, Director of Strategic Innovation, will present at this year’s Comparative Education World Congress in Buenos Aires, Brazil. Dr. Freeman will present on the challenges and opportunities of historically black colleges in the United States, and of predominantly black colleges in South America to collaborate for international impact.
“Alcorn was chosen as the focus of the research for HBCUs because of the vision that our President M. Christopher Brown II has for the globalization of the University,” Freeman said. “Three campuses, including Alcorn, were selected to host Brazilian students this year. Dr. Dovi Alipoe, director, Global Programs at Alcorn, and I are working on establishing connections between our University and predominantly black campuses in Brazil and Columbia. We are envisioning this relationship to place Alcorn at the forefront of broadly educating our own students and students from the diaspora.”
Alcorn is part of the HBCU-Brazil Alliance, a consortium of American historically black colleges engaged in student and faculty exchange programs with Afro-Brazilian colleges and universities. The Alliance will bring more than 140 Brazilian students to HBCUs this fall.
Dr. Freeman is the former president of the Comparative International Education Society (CIES). She was the second African-American and the first HBCU representative to be elected as president of the organization.