Tuesday, March 2, 2010

America’s Black Colleges: Redefining International Education for the Next Decade

Sometimes I wish I lived in Washington, D.C. so I could attend great conferences, meetings and other gatherings related to international education. For example, I recently received an invitation from my colleague LaNitra Berger from the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher education (NAFEO) about a one-day dialogue on international education they are hosting entitled “America’s Black Colleges: Redefining International Education for the Next Decade.”

This day-long session will examine how the current international education models can be modified to better serve students and faculty at black colleges and other minority-serving institutions. It will discuss ways to increase participation in international education through service learning, civic engagement, social justice, and crisis response.

The session will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Mayflower Renaissance Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036 and it is part of NAFEO’s 36th National Dialogue on Blacks in Higher Education, America’s Black Colleges: Fostering Success and Global Competitiveness. Following is the schedule:

7:30 am Continental Breakfast- Sponsored by the ONE Campaign
Discussion: Civic Engagement and International Education—the ONE Campus Challenge Program

10:00 am Finding and Funding Research Partnerships & Exchanges at Black Colleges

12:00 pm International Day Luncheon- Sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security

2:00 pm Higher Education and the Rebuilding of Haiti

4:00 pm Building Linkages between Black Colleges and African Universities

6:30 pm Reception Honoring NAFEO Presidents for Outstanding Achievement in Campus Internationalization

One-Day Conference Fee:  Regular Registration: $150.00 and Faculty: $50.00 (Includes all meals, sessions, and receptions)

Registration online at www.nafeo.org/nafeoconf

For more information, contact: LaNitra Berger at international@nafeo.org

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