Professional Development

CIEstudents participate in a wide array of professional development activities during their degree programs. Some of these are on campus at Tuesday Dialogues or at other locations at UMass. Others involve attending national conferences, regional conferences, workshops and conferences in the region.

Development Assistance for Education

Steve Anzalone (Ed.D. 1981) returned to CIE for a Tuesday Dialogue on Development Assistance for Education: TSteve Anzalonerends and Inertia. Steve is currently vice-president of the International Development Division of the Education Development Center (EDC) in Washington DC. He shared his more than 30 years of experience in the field of education development and spoke candidly about the world of donor-assisted interventions to education in developing countries. Steve presented his perspective on current trends in the field of international education development singling out three for discussion.

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Where Are We Going?


CIE Students Attend Harvard’s 20th Annual International Development Conference
in Search of More Questions and Uncharted Paths


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CIE @ CIES 2014 in Toronto

Once again CIE sent a large delegation to the national conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, held this year in Toronto.Over 45 graduates, faculty members and current students attended the conference and well over 30 were on the program.


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INEE Conflict Sensitive Education Workshop

Do education polices and programs ameliorate or exacerbate conflict? Do NGOs and international education agencies sometimes cause more harm than good when executing their programs by disrupting local grievances? These were two of the dominant questions and themes that framed the discussion and training led by Center for International Education graduate Dr. Paul Frisoli and current CIE student Stephen Richardson. 

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CIE Members Attend Unlearning Violence Conference at Tufts University

Recently, CIE students Natia Mzhavanadze, David Epstein, Yaëlle Stempfelet, Christina Chen, and Stephen Richardson, and CIE faculty member Jacqi Mosselson attended the Unlearning Violence: Evidence and Policies for Early Childhood Development and Peace Conference at Tufts University Fletcher School, just outside of Boston, Mass. The conference provided a forum for scholars and practitioners to share their work related to early childhood development, violence, and peace, as well as engage in dialogue with conference attendees.

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The Key to Developing Successful Proposals

A recent Tuesday Dialogue featured a presentation and discussion by Edmund Morris who spoke by Skype from Doha, Qatar. His talk was supplemented by a PowerPoint Presentation and a printed document containing his responses to questions that had been submitted earlier by CIE members. The combination of media worked very well. 

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Global Horizons Workshops - 2013

The Global Horizons project at the Center for International Education strives to promote a greater awareness of the world community in Massachusetts’ K-12 schools by providing global and multicultural education curriculum resources and training to educators throughout the Western Massachusetts region. The Massachusetts Global Education consortium under the Massachusetts Department of Education has funded the project for more than a decade.

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AID Effectiveness and Capacity Building

Ash Hartwell together with CIE members Jacob Carter and Stephen Richardson led an interactive session based on their literature review of aid effectiveness USAID as part of a process to develop guidance and training on 'Government to Government' (G2G) aid in education. G2G, the key approach for aid under the Obama administration, is part of the US government’s initiative to become the world’s leading donor. Part of the team’s effort was to provide a toolkit for people in the field to use new aid modalities, and address the question, “What is effective aid with budgetary support?”

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Internationalizing UMass – Chancellor Subbaswamy Engages in Dialogue with CIE

Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy began life in India and first came to the U.S. as a graduate student in physics. After becoming a physics faculty member he went onto a series of leadership positions in higher education culminating in his appointment as Chancellor of UMass Amherst in July 2012.


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