Tuesday Dialogues

One of the hallmarks of the Center for International Education for almost 50 years has been the weekly Tuesday Dialogue of the entire community of students and faculty.  Each Tuesday at 10AM the community gathers to share ideas, ask questions, debate issues, and to listen to presenters.  Sometimes the speaker is a distinguished development practitioner or well-known faculty member.  Sometimes the speaker is a CIE student or graduate who shares their work in development or recent research activity.  Graduates coming back to campus know they can count on finding CIE members if they show up on Tuesday.





From Amherst and Back: A Thirty-year Reflection

Rob (M.Ed 1988) and Toon (Ed.D. 2007) Fuderich, both graduates of CIE joined the CIE community for a Tuesday Dialogue. Newly retired, they have returned from Uzbekistan to Amherst, which has been their intermittent home since 1985

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Software Toolkit for Graduate Students

As Naeem Khawaja nears the end of his doctoral studies – he defends his dissertation in a few weeks – he wanted to share his experiences with research and writing software that he used during his doctoral journey.  Naeem used Mindnode to create a visual tree of categories of software to help understand the bewildering array of choices facing gradu

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Small-state Responses to Trans-National Higher Education: Jamaica and Malaysia

CIE kicked off the spring 2016 Tuesday Dialogue series by welcoming Dr. Nigel Brissett, who graduated from CIE in 2011. Dr. Brissett currently is an Assistant Professor in International Development and Social Change at Clark University in Massachusetts. 

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Resistance Studies Can Nonviolent Civil Resistance be More Effective?

Dr. Stellan Vinthagen, Professor of Sociology and a scholar-activist, joined a Tuesday Dialogue to share his ideas on how academic study of civil resistance has the potential to help activists be more successful in achieving their goals. 

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Public Health & Education in Rural Nepal: Strategies for Success


CIE welcomed Dr. Krishna Poudel from the Institute for Global Health at UMass to a Tuesday Dialogue to talk about his professional and academic journey, as well as his experience of working at the intersection of public health and education. He shared experiences illustrating how he utilized education programs to address public health problems, particularly in resource-limited settings.

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What is “Contemporary Arab Political Thought?”

Professor Yasmeen Daifallah, a faculty member in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts at UMass Amherst, addressed a recent Tuesday Dialogue at CIE.  She shared her academic journey and her quest to understand whether there is such a thing as Arab Thought.

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International Students Confront US Conceptions of Race and Racial Identity

Dr. Chrystal George Mwangi, a new UMass faculty member in the Higher Education program in our department, spokChrystal Georg Mwangie to a recent Tuesday Dialogue about her research with African and Caribbean students studying in the U.S.

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Does Watching Help? The Impact of International Monitoring

In 2015, Education for All (EFA) concluded its 25-year cycle and the Global Monitoring Report (GMR) - Education for All 2000-2015: Achievements and Challenges - was published with the final assessment of triumph and defeat in reaching the six EFA goals. Professor David Post from Pennsylvania State University was a member of the UNESCO Paris team working on the GMR.

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New UMass Provost at CIE Tuesday Dialogue

Provost Katherine Newman spoke to the CIE community and engaged CIE members in a discussion about issues arising from their interests and their research.  Provost Newman brings many years of academic experience as well as both a Provost Katherine Newmanstrong interest in international education and considerable experience overseas.

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Networking 101 with Salma Khan

Salma Khan, a current doctoral student gave some useful tips on networking at conferences and workshops.

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