IIENetwork Engagement Series

The IIENetwork offers our members the opportunity to connect with IIE's experts, international education leaders, and fellow members, to stay up-to-date on critical topics, and to share experiences as current events continue to impact international education. We hope you’ll join us for any of these initiatives, which is one of many benefits for IIENetwork members. Alongside conducting the most up to date research on how the world of international education is responding to the COVID-19 crisis, we have developed the following engagement tools to create space for members to share information, what is working, and challenges they face, with video recordings available as resources for our members. We will continue to announce new topics and content in the future.


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IIENetwork Engagement Research Roundtables

September 23, 2021, 10:00 AM ET: Project Atlas

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The Project Atlas Roundtable will feature a conversation between leading hosts of international students from around the world. Panelists will offer insight into international mobility trends in their country alongside shifting trends within their world region due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They will share information on the current state of international educational exchange in their country and highlight how higher education institutions are supporting international students during this time.

  • Leah Mason, Head of Research, IIE
  • Marina Larrea, Ministry of Education, Argentina
  • Benedikt Brisch, Director DAAD North America, Director DWIH - German Center for Research and Innovation New York, German Academic Exchange Service
  • Hiroshi Ota, Professor and Director, Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program, Japan Student Services Organization
  • Nico Jooste, African Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, South Africa Regional Universities Association, International Education Association of South Africa


Networker Conversations

October 13, 2021, 1:00 PM ET

We Are International Education: What Does that Mean in 2021?

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We all know that the past two years have changed international education and mobility in immeasurable ways. Many have faced the most difficult years of their career. In addition to the global pandemic, racial justice movements challenged if our programs and workplaces were as accessible and equitable as we believed. Some authors from the latest IIENetworker magazine will join IIE for an open conversation on the state of the profession and what our near future looks like. We invite you to take part in this interactive discussion and bring your perspectives to the table as we reflect on what it means to be international education professionals at this moment in time.


  • Julie Whitlow, Assistant Provost for Global Engagement, Salem State University

  • Sabine C. Klahr, Associate Chief Global Officer, Office for Global Engagement, The University of Utah

  • Amelia J. Dietrich, Director for Research and Resources, The Forum on Education Abroad