Meet-ups Around the World

The extended CIE community has more than 600 members scattered around the globe.  Most of our graduates are working for INGOs, working with multi-lateral agencies, working in education in their home countries, or doing freelance consulting.  One or more CIE graduates can be found in almost any major city in the world. Together they form an unusual and dynamic international community.


Graduates from different generations often meet or find themselves working together, and if they don't know, they quickly discover that they share a common heritage with CIE.  The Meet-ups below are examples of interactions in the off-campus CIE community.



Meet-up in Kabul, Afghanistan

Habibullah Wajdi and Patrick Fine met up in Kabul in March 2018.

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Meet-up in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Kimberly Parekh and Assela Luena met in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania in January 2018.

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Meet-up in New York City

Somprasong Withayagiat and Julio Ramirez de Arellano reunited recently in New York City

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Meet-up in West Nile, Uganda

Ash Hartwell met Satomi Kamei in November 2017 in Arua, Uganda.

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Meet-up at Women and Leadership conference in California

CIE graduates representing three countries met at a conference in California on Women and University Leadership.

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Meet-up in Washington, D.C.

Valerie Kurka and others have started organizing informal happy hour getherings of the CIE group living and working in the Washington, D.C. area.  The first gathering was in August, 2017.

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Meet-up in Amman, Jordan

In July 2017, Kefah Barham and Paul Frisoli met up at a Training of Trainers workshop in Amman, Jordan. The Teachers in Crisis Contexts Introduction, Contextualization, and Implementation ToT was attended by education practitioners from across the Middle East.


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Meet-up in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Tigran from Armenia and Askar from Kyrgyzstan met in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in July 2017.


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Meet-up in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Tossiporn "Pan" Sariyant met Joanie Cohen-Mitchell at the Chiang Mai airport in February 2017.


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Meet-up in Dakar, Senegal

Lisa Deyo and Mbarou Gassama met in Dakar in January 2017. Lisa was there to begin a new Early Grade Reading project.

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