Promoting Mutual Understanding
Assistant Secretary (ECA) Ann Stock discusses how international educational exchange between the U.S. and other countries contributes to a better world.
Building Brazil-U.S. Ties
Denise Neddermeyer, Humphrey Fellow and CAPES leader, discusses Brazil's groundbreaking Science Without Borders program.
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Sharing Best Practices
IIE's 2012 Best Practices Conference brought together 180 higher education practitioners from around the world.
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The Institute of International Education hosted the 7th Annual Best Practices in Internationalization Conference at IIE's headquarters in New York City on March 9, 2012. Leading experts in the field and the winners of the 2012 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education presented successful strategies for internationalizing the campus.
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Keynote speakers were Ann Stock, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and Mariët Westermann, Vice President of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The conference featured presentations by university provosts, deans, and government officials who shared their strategies and achievements. Winners of the 2012 Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education discussed their programs, all of which contribute to the internationalization of higher education in the United States and abroad.
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IIE presented the Andrew Heiskell Awards for 2012. To date, the Heiskell Awards have recognized nearly 100 programs for their excellence and innovation, and this year’s winners and honorable mentions fit exceptionally within this distinguished list. The goals of IIE’s Heiskell Awards are to foster innovative ideas that will help international education professionals create and sustain new opportunities for students and faculty; to bring international education to the forefront of education policy; and to stimulate public awareness of the benefits of international educational exchange.
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On March 8, IIE held a day of pre-conference roundtables on hot topics in international education. These informal, interactive sessions included discussions on: "Engaging Faculty in Internationalization", "U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Initiatives", and T"he Arab Spring and Helping to Build Higher Education Capacity in Middle East and North Africa". Each session was moderated by an IIE representative, and included expert speakers on the topics and participants from all facets of the higher education community.
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The Best Practices Conference was sponsored by Educational Testing Service (ETS) and the French Embassy.
These sponsors and IIE's college and university partners play an important role in the work that the institute has done throughout its history to enable future leaders from all backgrounds and in all sectors to gain access to world-class education.
The work that the Institute does, together with campus partners, to develop global leaders, internationalize higher education, and rescue threatened scholars encourages peace, prosperity, and scientific progress around the world. Opportunities like those offered by the Fulbright Program, Boren Scholarships and Fellowships, the Gilman International Scholarship Program, and the Scholar Rescue Fund translate into life-changing experiences for tomorrow’s leaders.The Institute of International Education's vision is a world in which international is part of everyone’s education.