OSU hosts several foreign dignitaries
Thursday, May 4, 2023
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In 2022, OSU Global was visited by a multitude of foreign delegations, including several
ambassadors. On the next few pages is a collection of some of the visitors who came
to Stillwater last year.
Ambassador Khazar Ibrahim — March 31, 2022
Ambassador Khazar Ibrahim of the Republic of Azerbaijan led a delegation to the university
in recognition of the rec dual degree program between OSU and Azerbaijan State Agricultural
University (ASAU). During his visit, Ibrahim spoke to OSU Global graduate students
about his diplomatic experience prior to being named ambassador to the U.S. and the
partnerships between the State of Oklahoma and the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Agent General Jag Badwal — April 12, 2022
Ontario Rep. Jag Badwal visited the university to better understand the research and
innovation initiatives at OSU. In addition, exploratory conversations were held about
international research partnership opportunities between the Center for International
Trade Development (CITD) and the province of Ontario, Canada.
Kenya College of Accountancy (KCA) — April 12-17, 2022
Professor Isaiah I.C. Wakindiki, vice chancellor and CEO of KCA University, led a delegation to Oklahoma State University to learn about academic practices and explore the establishment of an academic partnership between OSU and KCA.
Consul General Aseem Mahajan — May 12, 2022
Consul General Aseem Mahajan visited OSU to learn more about the university and to visit faculty and students from India at the university. During his visit, members of the OSU Indian community came together to honor the consul general and share their experiences at OSU.
Embassy of the People’s Republic of China — July 13, 2022
The Embassy of the People’s Republic of China sent a delegation, led by the deputy
of mission and minister Xu Xueyuan, to OSU to meet with members of the OSU Chinese
community and understand the partnerships between OSU and its Sino-U.S. joint degree
programs. The delegation also explored new academic and communal partnership opportunities
between China and OSU. Currently, OSU has four dual degree programs with universities
in China in the fields of agriculture, fire protection and environmental engineering.
Universidad Popular Autónoma Del Estado de Puebla UEBLA (UPAEP) — Sept. 6-7, 2022
A delegation led by Dr. José Pablo Nuño, vice president of internationalization at
UPAEP and an OSU alumnus, visited OSU to deepen the ties between the universities
and invite OSU President Kayse Shrum to visit in honor of UPAEP’s 50th anniversary.
Nuño also raised the possibility of opening an OSU Mexico liaison office at UPAEP.
Charles Dambach — Oct. 6, 2022
Charles F. “Chic” Dambach, OSU alumnus and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, was awarded
the Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Fellow Award for his lifelong career achievements.
During his visit, members of the Founders’ Council announced the endowment of the
Chic Dambach Peacebuilder Endowed Fellowship Fund, which will be awarded to a graduate
student in the School of Global Studies pursuing a career in peacebuilding.
Ambassador Rosan Roeslani — Oct. 6-9, 2022
Ambassador Rosan Roeslani, OSU class of 1992 and current ambassador from the Republic
of Indonesia, was honored with the Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Fellow Award for
his work as an international leader who addresses global issues. While visiting OSU,
Ambassador Roeslani discussed U.S.-Indonesia relations to the OSU community from a
Ethiopian Delegation — Oct. 10-13, 2022
The Ethiopian Higher Education Leadership, Management and Governance Program (LMG)
delegation visited OSU to learn about higher education in the U.S. through a grant
funded by the U.S. Embassy. In partnership with Ohio State University and Texas Tech
University, this first cohort participated in workshops geared towards university
leadership and governance. While at OSU, the delegation learned from leadership about
a land-grant university, attended an OSU Faculty Council meeting, toured OSU’s state-of-the-art
facilities and saw practical, global solutions being developed at the Hamm Institute
for American Energy at Oklahoma State University.
Azerbaijan Delegation — Nov. 30, 2022
In a second visit to OSU representing Azerbaijan, a delegation, led by senior military leaders from Azerbaijan, came to Oklahoma. The delegation was invited by Oklahoma’s Gov. Kevin Stitt to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma-Azerbaijan National Guard Partnership. During their visit to Oklahoma and OSU, discussions centered around the strong ties between the leadership of Oklahoma and Azerbaijan.