ISSI 2019: Cultural Sustainability in the 21st Century

ISSI 2018 Indian women working

Cultural Sustainability in the 21st Century
International Studies Summer Institute
Workshop for K-12 Educators and Pre-Service Teachers
Syracuse University
July 1–2, 2019

International Studies Summer Institute (ISSI) 2019 highlights cultural sustainability.

Cultural sustainability is the practice of managing change in a balanced and ethical fashion that preserves cultural beliefs, lifestyles, and livelihoods.

Because culture crosses boundaries of discipline, this topic puts the arts, language, literature, and architecture in conversation with environmental and economic sustainability to address the significant challenges faced by diverse communities around the world.

This workshop presents content grounded in specific world regions and shares multimedia resources to support teachers as they think through the ways their students can investigate and analyze cultural sustainability across the curriculum through the lens of area studies. ISSI 2019 is suitable for elementary, middle, and high school teachers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

The workshop is hosted by Cornell's South Asia Program and Southeast Asia Program, the Syracuse University South Asia Program, and the Cornell-Syracuse South Asia Consortium on July 1 and 2. Find out more.

ISSI 2019 is sponsored by Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and its programs; Syracuse University’s South Asia Center and School of Education; the Teacher Professional Development Network of Central New York; TST-BOCES; and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Program.

See the 2019 program (PDF)

Registration is now open:

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Brenna Fitzgerald,

Emera Bridger Wilson,