Dialogues & CIE Speaker Series

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. 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. In recent years CIE has hosted a speakers series where the larger community has been invited to join CIE for discussions.





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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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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Ubuntu – How the West can learn from Africa

Professor Mzamo Mangaliso from the UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management offered a stimulating and fascinating presentation on the African concept of Ubuntu at a CIE community meeting.

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Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry Returns to CIE

In November, UMass Amherst hosted the third annual Salute to Service Awards at the Boston Harbor Hotel and recognized three outstanding individuals for their contributions to civic engagement and public service. CIE's Cynthia Shepard Perry (Ed.D. 1972) was one of the three who were honored.


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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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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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