Cornell International Education Network (CIEN)

The Cornell International Education Network (CIEN) was established by the Einaudi Center in 1991 to promote resource-sharing and professional development among staff and faculty in the fields of international studies and education, as well as those who work with international students and scholars and/or US students studying abroad.

Membership is open to all Cornell faculty and staff and represents a broad cross-section of the university, including the Einaudi Center and its associated area and thematic studies programs, the International Students and Scholars Office, Cornell Abroad, Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Cornell Career Services, Cornell University Health Services, Campus Life, and many other programs.

To subscribe to the CIEN listserv send an email message to: For the Subject of your message, type the single word “join” and leave the body of the message blank.


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CIEN meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month during the academic year, unless otherwise posted. Meetings begin at 8:30 am with networking and a light breakfast. Presentations run from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

Spring 2017 Schedule

May 18th

Queer Abroad: Crossing Between Cultures of Sexuality and Gender


While most of us are aware that gender and sexuality vary across cultures, we rarely address these issues within international education. This session aims to expand, enrich, or maybe call into question our understandings of how sexuality and gender shape the experience of moving between cultures, countries, and communities.  Our guest panelists are students, both graduate and undergraduate, who will share a bit about the experience of how coming to study in the U.S., or of going to another country as a researcher or as part of a study abroad program/trip was shaped by non-heteronormative perspectives and identities.   


June 15th

Updates from VPIA: Looking Back, Looking Ahead: The Global Cornell Initiative and Beyond


Laura Spitz, Vice Provost for International Affairs, and Nishi Dhupa, Associate Vice Provost for International Affairs will join us with updates on the Global Cornell Initiative and Q&A discussion. Come with your curiosity and questions. Do we want to invite our group to share anything with Laura?





Plus--New this year!  CIEN Happy Hour gatherings. The 2016-2017 co-chairs are Melina Draper and Thamora Fishel.