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Busy Spring for ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement

May 07, 2014

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​ACE’s Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement (CIGE) this spring is offering new higher education events and resources, including the upcoming Institute for Leading Internationalization, and the latest installation of the International Briefs for Higher Education Leaders series. CIGE staff members are also presenting at conferences across the country in the coming weeks.

Speakers Lined Up for Institute for Leading Internationalization

Planning for the second Institute for Leading Internationalization, scheduled for June 8-10, in Alexandria, VA, is well underway.

Among the recently announced speakers are Prema Arasu, CEO and vice provost of Kansas State University Olathe; Kathleen Enz Finken, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo; Cheryl Matherly, vice provost for global education at The University of Tulsa (OK); and Susan Sutton, senior advisor for internationalization at Bryn Mawr College.

Senior leaders interested in ramping up their international efforts should apply by May 15. More details are available on this FAQ.

Argentina, Brazil, Chile - Engaging with the "Southern Cone"

Liz Reisberg, president of  Reisberg and Associates; Ned Strong, program director of the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University (MA); and Leandro Tessler, Associate Professor at Universidade Estadualde Campinas (Brazil) joined CIGE April 24 for a lively discussion of higher education in the Southern Cone countries of Argentina, Brazil and Chile

Moderated by Patti McGill Peterson, ACE presidential advisor for global initiatives, speakers gave an overview of the higher education system in each country and then delved into what opportunities might exist for U.S. institutions.

Those interested can access a recorded version and the accompanying PDF brief on the ACE website.

“Going Global”

Peterson and CIGE Assistant Vice President Brad Farnsworth joined ACE President Molly Corbett Broad last week at the British Council’s “Going Global” conference. Peterson moderated a panel on higher education and diplomacy. Broad participated in the opening plenary panel and moderated a session entitled “Will Higher Education Survive the 21st Century?” covered by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. University World News also included some of her remarks. 

Over the next few weeks, Barbara Hill, senior internationalization associate, will present at the Indiana University Institute for Curriculum and Campus Internationalization on May 18, and Farnsworth and Robin Helms, senior program specialist, will present at the NAFSA Annual Conference and Expo May 25-30.

To keep up to date on all ACE CIGE’s activities, follow @ACE_CIGE on Twitter.

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