On-Campus

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. 

Continue Reading

CIE Retreat 2015

For two days in October CIE members gathered at Angel’s Rest in the foothills of the Berkshires for their 48th annual retreat. This year the retreat had two themes: living and working in another culture, and setting goals for one’s career. The retreat featured small group work, lots of discussion, good food, and entertainment.

 

Continue Reading

CIE Well Represented at USAID Global Education Summit

CIE was represented by fourteen faculty members, graduates and current students at USAID’s Global Education Summit in Washington, D.C. on November 2-4, 2015. The event drew over 700 USAID Education Officers, partners and education leaders from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America/Caribbean to share knowledge and experience related to USAID’s three Education Goals.

Continue Reading

Joseph B. Berger Appointed Chair of Global Higher Education and Research

In October of 2015, Joseph B. Berger was appointed chair of the Global Higher Education & Research Global Challenge (GHEAR), an initiative of the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN), a global higher education and research network.

 

In May 2017 Dr. Berger chaired a two-day GHEAR workshop at UMass Amherst on Sustainable Development Goals for Higher Education.

 

Continue Reading

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. 

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

A New Cohort of Students Joins CIE

This September, CIE welcomed eight new students who come from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Tibet, Zimbabwe and the U.S. The US students bring extensive work experience in Brazil, Turkmenistan, Indonesia and Bolivia. There are four Master's candidates and four Doctoral candidates. They add to the very international mix of experienced educators already at CIE. 

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Degrees earned in 2014-2015 Academic Year

The International Education concentration was proud to celebrate the graduation of four Doctoral students, four Education Specialists and two Master's students in 2014-15. 

Continue Reading

Pages