Udel Study Abroad
Ralph Begleiter is Director of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware. He brings more than 30 years of broadcast journalism experience to his award-winning instruction in communication, journalism, and political science. During two decades as CNN's “world affairs correspondent,” Begleiter was the network's most widely-traveled reporter. He has worked in 100 countries on all 7 continents. He continues to travel with UD students, and conducts media workshops in several countries under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State. Begleiter has taught undergraduate courses in “Broadcast News,” “History of TV News Documentary,” “Broadcast News Documentary,” “Global Media & International Politics,” and special courses such as a study abroad program in Antarctica and South America in photojournalism and geopolitics (2003, 2005), in Turkey (2008) studying the “Geopolitics of the Mediterranean,” and “Road to the Presidency” during presidential election years. He also directs the university's “Global Agenda” public speaker program, and since 2006 his “Global Agenda” Honors class has met weekly by videoconference with students in the Middle East to discuss cross-cultural and media issues. In 2010, 2011 and 2012, his class traveled to the United Arab Emirates to enrich the videoconference experience. In 2002 he took UD students to Cuba for the 40th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis.