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Symposium: International Education in Times of Global Crises: Reflections on Alternatives, Flexibility, and Resilience

April 6 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am

On Tuesday, April 6, 2021, the Office of International Programs and the Center of Excellence in Teaching are hosting a faculty-initiated symposium titled “International Education in Times of Global Crises: Reflections on Alternatives, Flexibility, and Resilience.” The global pandemic in 2020-2021 has left an enormous impact on all areas of education, including international education. In the area of international education, living and studying in another country became complicated and eventually prohibited after the COVID-19 outbreak.

Professor Praveen Chaudhry, Social Sciences, and Associate Professor Kyunghee Pyun, History of Art, cordially invite those concerned about the future of international education in times of global crises. They worked with the Office of International Programs and the Center for Excellence in Teaching to organize this virtual symposium as an opportunity to discuss international education under the pandemic. Experts have been invited to talk about confronting the pandemic’s negative impacts on international education through globalizing the curriculum, virtual international exchange, refugee education, and educating people in crises.

The speakers include:

  • Mary Lou Forward, director of SUNY COIL Center
  • GianMario Besana, associate provost at DePaul University in Chicago
  • Celine Merheb, senior lecturer at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon
  • Clare Overmann, head of Higher Education Initiatives and External Affairs at Institute of International Education
  • Daniel Obst, president and CEO at AFS Intercultural Programs

This virtual event is free and open to the public; REGISTER HERE BY APRIL 5.