The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are excited to announce the 12th annual celebration of International Education Week from November 12th to November 16th. The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, its associated Programs, and many other campus units and groups supporting international studies and education will once again mark the week through talks, presentations, and activities both on- and off-campus.
A key event of the Center will be the 2012 Lund Critical Debate on Wednesday, November 14, at 5:00pm in G10 Biotechnology Building. David Lampton, Dean of Faculty, George and Sadie Hyman Professor of China Studies, and Director of the China Studies Program at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), will debate Aaron Friedberg, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, on the topic "Is China the new superpower?" Allen Carlson, Professor of Government at Cornell University, will serve as the moderator for the event.
Cornell's International Education Network (CIEN) will host a panel discussion on new strategies for international student recruitment and admissions on November 15 at 8:30 in G08 Uris Hall. Other events during International Education Week organized by international programs and units include lectures, seminars, film screenings, as well as a book reading, photo exhibit, language fair, and panel discussion on transitions to an international career will take place throughout the week. For details, please visit the International Events Calendar. A Calendar Poster for printing is available below.
The Center will also hold its annual reception celebrating international studies and education at Cornell and recognizing the achievements of our associated programs, the recipients of our faculty grant competitions, those who have applied for the Fulbright U.S. Student and Fulbright-Hays programs and everyone who has helped these students through the application process.
International Education Week is a joint initiative U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. It serves as part of an ongoing effort by the United States to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. First held in 2000, International Education Week is now celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. According to Open Doors statistics from the several years, there were 270,604 U.S. students that studied abroad from 2009-2010. Additionally, 723,277 international students were studying in the United States between 2010 and 2011. More than simply providing a mechanism for cultural exchange though, international education is also a vital service industry, bringing in more than $21 billion into the U.S. economy between 2010 and 2011. It prepares U.S. citizens to live, work, and compete in a growing global economy by contributing to education reform and education solutions for the U.S. and for partner nations. The more than 40,000 students, scholars, and other exchange participants that the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs supports are in the vanguard of the hundreds of thousands of students and scholars who come to the United States and study abroad each year.
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