Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The 2012 AIEA Annual Conference focuses on "Building A Secure World Through International Education"

Catering to senior international officers from around the world, the 2012 Annual Conference of the Association of International Education Administrators (A.I.E.A.) focuses on “Building a Secure World through International Education.”

Taking place February 19-22 at the J.W. Marriott in Washington, D.C., the conference features speakers Eboo Patel, Founder and President of Interfaith Youth Core; Botswana-based Justice Unity Dow, lawyer, activist and writer; and Abiodun Williams, Vice President of the Center for Conflict Analysis and Prevention at the United States Institute for Peace.

On February 18, AIEA collaborates with the American Council on Education (A.C.E.) for an all-day meeting on “The Collaborative Advantage: Exploring the Next Horizon in Global Engagement.”

Pre-conference workshops, including collaborations with the American Council on Education (A.C.E.), the American Association of Colleges and Universities (A.A.C.&U.), the European Association for International Education (E.A.I.E.), and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (N.A.C.U.B.O.) take place February 19 and 20, with themes including “Strategic Leadership for Campus Internationalization”; “Surviving (and Thriving) in Interesting Times: Career Planning and Management for International Education Leaders Today”; “S.I.O. 101”; “Bologna & Global Impacts – What S.I.O.s Need to Know”; “Global Learning and Internationalizing the Curriculum”; and “Successful Strategic and Operational Approaches to Campus Internationalization.”

More than 100 concurrent sessions and showcases will take place February 20-22.

Many institutions of higher education are actively engaged in programs that further environmental and energy sustainability, broader access to health care and education, resolution of conflicts, pursuit of fundamental human rights, economic development, and greater cross-cultural understanding in the U.S. and around the world. The 2012 A.I.E.A. Annual Conference provides a forum to reflect on the relationship between the internationalization of institutions and institutional responses to these important global challenges. Conference subthemes include “Administrative and logistical needs of colleges and universities as their international commitments grow”; “Defining values in internationalization”; “Recognizing and managing impact”; and “Partnerships, consortia and networks.”

Details on the 2012 AIEA Annual Conference can be found at www.aieaworld.org.

For additional information: aiea@duke.edu or 919-668-1928.

About A.I.E.A. (www.aieaworld.org)
Founded in 1982, the Association of International Education Administrators (A.I.E.A.) is a professional membership organization composed of institutional leaders representing over 200 institutions engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education. A.I.E.A. provides opportunities for members to join forces, exchange ideas, share institutional strategies, and provide an effective voice on matters of public policy through various means, including workshops, meetings and a scholarly journal.


  1. Hello Friends,

    International education can mean many different things and its definition is debated. Some have defined two general meanings according to its involvement of students. I hope that it eventually proves easier for you the reader to follow the postings and comments.

  2. @University Jobs ~ I agree that international education can have many different meanings. I'm confused with the rest of your comment. Can you elaborate further?