March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
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Mike Williams

University of San Diego
San Diego, California
I am an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations and I specialize on African politics and development. I am also the Director of the Changemaker Hub at the University of San Diego. I am interested in promoting programs and experiences for students that facilitate active and responsible citizenship. Each summer, I take a group of USD students to South Africa to collaborate with a group of South African high school students in Makuleke (a rural village in Limpopo). This immersion experience provides opportunities for the USD students and the South African students to collaborate and to consider ways to improve their respective communities.

As Diretor of the Changemaker Hub at USD, I am trying to promote more opportunities for students and faculty to get involved in the community in meaningful and sustainable ways. I want our entire campus community to be more involved in the public sphere and addressing real social issues. While there are many faculty, students, and staff already doing this at USD, one of the goals of the Hub is to expand these opportunities.