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Cornell International Education Network

Cornell International Education Network (CIEN) promotes resource sharing and professional development among staff and faculty in international education.

This 30-year-old campus networking group brings together Cornell employees at all levels and on all campuses working in the international sphere. Our members range across international programming, student affairs, international student services, exchange programs and study abroad, libraries, academic departments and centers, and beyond.

We encourage you to attend our meetings and expand your network of Cornell colleagues with shared professional interests.

Class of 2022 international graduates listen to speeches at reception, May 5, 2022
Class of 2022 graduates listen to speakers at the Office of Global Learning's international graduation reception.


Current Cornell faculty and staff may subscribe to the CIEN listserv by sending an email with no message and the word "join" in the subject line. We communicate on this list with 250 Cornell employees from multiple Cornell campuses. We encourage CIEN colleagues to share resources, opportunities, special events, annual reports, and other information of interest to our Cornell employee network.

CIEN hosts interactive monthly meetings during the academic year, typically on the third Thursday of each month from 9:00-10:00 a.m. ET. Please join us!

These meetings have been by Zoom for the past couple of years and may be a mix of virtual and in-person this year. Our activities are designed as interactive get-togethers to build community between staff in various Cornell units.

CIEN Leadership Team

Fall 2022 Chairs

  • Nina Chaopricha (Cornell China Center)
  • Scott Beemer (Office of Global Learning)

Spring 2023 Chairs

  • Priyanka Chakravarty (Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, Einaudi Center)
  • Patricia Young (Institute for European Studies, Einaudi Center)