Fall 2015/Spring 2016

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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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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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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.


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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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Nyaradzai Changamire awarded AAUW Fellowship

Nyaradzai Changamire, a second year doctoral student in the College of Education’s educational policy and leadership concentration with a specialization in international education, has been awarded an international fellowship from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for 2015-16. Changamire, who is from Zimbabwe, is also the recipient of the 2014-2015 Graduate School/College of Education Fellowship and the college’s C.L. Vendien Endowed scholarship.


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