The Center for International Education hosts and participates in a variety of events throughout the year. 


You can learn more about all that goes on both 'On Campus' and 'Off Campus' by clicking on the links in the navigation panel on the right below.


The CIE community has weekly meetings called 'Tuesday Dialogues' which provide a good opportunity for students to catch up with their classmates, get center updates and also listen to some good talks by speakers from both inside and outside the center. Click on the tag on the right panel to find out more about these dialogues.


Students and Faculty members participate in conferences and workshops throughout the year. Find out more by clicking on 'Conferences and Workshops'.


Learn more about who 'Graduated' each year, our annual 'Fall Retreats' for students and faculty, 'Meet Ups' of center members around the world and much more by clicking on the tags that interest you!



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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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. 

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Meet-up in Napa Valley, California

Early CIE graduates meet up in Napa Valley California

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Meet-Up in Bangkok

Hunter and Lukas shared experiences in Bangkok

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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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CIE @ CIES 2015 Washington, D.C.

CIE was represented by a large group at the CIES national conference in Washington, DC. More than 30 students and faculty from the UMass Amherst campus attended.

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CIE Gathering March 10, 2015 in Washington D.C.

CIE hosted a gathering of CIE members and friends, including some of the many CIE graduates who live in the Washington, DC area.  Represented in the almost 70 people who attended were graduates from all five decades of CIE’s history.  The earliest graduates attending were Steve Grant and Ash Hartwell both of whom graduated in 1972, (others from the 19790s included John Hatch and Beverly Lindsay), while the most recent graduate was Karla Sarr who graduated in 2015. 

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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. 

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