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IIE Hosts 4th Annual IIE Best Practices in International Education Conference in New York on March 19, 2009

The Institute of International Education Invites You To Attend the 4th Annual IIE Best Practices Conference

"Lead your Campus to the Top: Best Practices in Internationalizing the Campus"

Thursday - March 19, 2009
Institute of International Education
New York, New York


2009 CONFERENCE PHOTOS

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2009 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Following last year’s successful event with over 180 participants, IIE is pleased to announce its 4th Annual IIE Best Practices Conference on Thursday, March 19, 2009. University presidents, provosts, deans, and other leading experts in the field will present the most successful strategies for internationalizing the campus.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Christian Bode, Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

View the 2009 Conference Program


2009 PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

EDUCATION ABROAD AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

In Cooperation with AACC

Wednesday, March 18th
Institute of International Education
New York



2009 CONFERENCE SPONSORS

IIE would like to thank the sponsors of the 2009 Best Practices Conference:

Platinum Sponsor:
The Qatar Foundation

Silver Sponsors:
ETS: Educational Testing Services
Partner University Fund

Reception Sponsor:
German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

For information regarding conference sponsorship, please contact:
sbishop@iie.org


CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, please contact:
Svet Trocheva
Program Coordinator, IIE
Tel: +1 (212) 984-5367
strocheva@iie.org


PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOP AGENDA

Speakers whose names appear in blue delivered powerpoint presentations at the conference. Click on these names to access the presentations. Downloading the presentations may take a minute.

Opening Keynote Address
Christian Bode, Secretary General, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Plenary: Promoting Study Abroad in S&T and other "Non-Traditional" Fields
Chair: Mary Kirk, Vice President, Student Exchanges, IIE

Panelists
Lester Gerhardt, Professor, Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Founding Chair of the Executive Committee, Global Engineering Education Exchange Program
David Reinking, Eugene T. Moore Professor of Teacher Education, Clemson University (Heiskell Winner 2009, Study Abroad)
Sinnagwin McKinney, Professor of Arts and Art Department Chair, Scottsdale Community College (Heiskell Winner 2009, Study Abroad at the Community College)

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

Institutional Linkages with the Middle East
Chair and Introduction: Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO, IIE

Panelists
Ahmad M. Hasnah, Associate Vice President for Higher Education, Qatar Foundation
Mark Kamlet, Provost & Senior Vice President, Carnegie Mellon University
Elizabeth Beaulieu, Dean, Core Division, Champlain College (Heiskell Winner 2009, Internationalizing the Campus)

Expanding Transatlantic Partnerships
Chair: Mark Lazar, Vice President, International Offices and Scholarship & Training Programs, IIE

Panelists
Hanneke Teekens, Director, Nuffic
Pascal Delisle, Executive Director, Partner University Fund, and Cultural Attaché for Higher Education, French Embassy
Esther Barazzone, President of Chatham University

Plenary: Ensuring that America Remains the Destination of Choice for International Students: Government Initiatives and Campus Responses
Chair: Peggy Blumenthal, Executive Vice President, IIE

Introduction: Open Doors Trends
Rajika Bhandari, Director of Research and Evaluation, IIE

Afternoon Keynote Address
Marianne Craven, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, United States Department of State

Plenary: Strategic Planning & Partnerships for Comprehensive Internationalization: Working with Faculty, Provosts and Deans
Chair: Sabine O'Hara, Executive Director, Council for International Exchange of Scholars, Vice President, IIE

Panelists
Michael Adams, President, Fairleigh Dickinson University and President-Elect of the International Association of University Presidents (IAUP)
Susan Buck Sutton, Associate Vice President of International Affairs, Indiana University--Purdue University Indianapolis (Heiskell Winner 2009, International Exchange Partnerships)
Thomas Buntru, Director of International Programs, Universidad de Monterrey (Heiskell Winner 2009, Internationalizing the Campus)

CLICK HERE FOR THE CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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Media Contacts

Sharon Witherell
Director, Public Affairs
Tel: +1 212.984.5380
E-mail: switherell@iie.org

Maria Baum
Media Relations Specialist
Tel: +1 212.984.5360
E-mail: mbaum@iie.org

IIE Experts

IIE experts on international education are available for interviews or speaking engagements.

Dr. Allan E. Goodman
President and CEO

Peggy Blumenthal 
Senior Counselor to the President