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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 regular meetings called 'Dialogues' which provide a good opportunity for students to catch up with their classmates, get center updates and also listen to stimulating talks by speakers from both inside and outside the Center.

 

Students and Faculty members undertake a wide variety of professional activities throughout the year. To learn more click on tags for 'Student Professional Activity' and 'Faculty Activity.'  For participation in other professioinal activities see 'Conferences and Workshops'.

 

Learn more about profiles of who graduated recently by clicking on 'Graduations.'  Catch up on 'Meet Ups' of Center members around the world and much more by clicking on the tags.

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Pempho Chinkondenji selected as Research Associate for 2020-2021

Pempho Chinkondenji was selected as a Research Associate by the Five College Women's Studies Research Center. Her research focuses on issues related to school-girl pregnancy in Malawi.

 

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Meet-up in Amherst – November 2020

Afghan students gathered in Mill River Park in Amherst in November 2020 to honor Barbara Gravin Wilbur on her retirement and thank DRE and Gretchen Rossman for their many years of work with Afghan students.

 

 

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Meet-up in Washington, D.C.

JoDe Baker met up with Sherry Russell on the Washington Mall in November 2020.

 

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Degrees Earned in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

In May 2020 five students associated with CIE earned doctoral degrees.This year, COVID-19 led to a virtual gathering with everyone having to meet on Zoom and no chance for the usual graduation photos.

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CIE @ CIES in Miami on Zoom

On March 5th, the CIES Board of Directors voted to cancel the on-site portion of the CIES 2020 Annual Conference in Miami due to the Corona virus pandemic. 

 

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CIE 2020 Vision - Celebrating 52 years

To celebrate its first half century (and a bit), CIE is planning a Conference on the UMass Amherst Campus - now postpooned until Summer 2021..

 

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Meet-up in Greenville, South Carolina

Tom Neilson visiting with David McCurry & Bonnie Mullinix at their home in Greenville, South Carolina in March 2020.

 

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Midnight Traveler – A Film and a Dialogue

In March 2020, CIE sponsored a Movie Night in the College of Education featuring “Midnight Traveler,” a documentary film of the journey of an Afghan family fleeing from the Taliban and seeking asylum in Europe.  The film was followed by a panel discussion featuring three Afghan graduate students.

 

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Understanding and Addressing Trauma

CIE is working to include trauma-related skills and understanding into its portfolio of capabilities. Two recent presentations focused on the global issues of trans-generational trauma and on developing resiliency. Using a local-to-global lens, students reflected on how understanding trauma exposure and recovery in the USA could be the catalyst for exploring culturally sensitive, context specific healing approaches in other parts of the world.

 

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Meet-up in Bangladesh

In February 2020, Anita Anastacio met up with Mahboob Morshed while she was in Bangladesh working with the LEGO Foundation.

 

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