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.



CIE @ CIES 2023 in Washington D.C.

The 67th annual CIES Conference was held in Washington, D.C. in February this year. The conference was organized in an unusual split format: two days online, then a two-day break, followed by five days of in-person conference.


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Understanding African American Trauma

Gerald Fonville, a UMass scholar in African American and environmental child trauma, discussed racial socialization as a technique to rebuild “lost” connections and as a mechanism to increase resilience to environmental trauma. His research explores the unique mechanisms of African American traumatization as well as individuals’ methods of healing. 


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Meet-up in Amherst – October 2022

Mainus Sultan and Hollyn Green returned to Amherst to visit what they feel is their true home. They are visiting some of their CIE friends who live in the area and dropped by Montague House to catch up with DRE.


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CIE Establishes an Afghan Women Refugee Group in Amherst

CIE in partnership with Catholic Charities, and Focusing Initiatives International, has established a support group for recent Afghan women refugees in Western Massachusetts.


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Majid Khan returns to CIE as a Visiting Scholar

After 13 years Majid Khan (M.Ed. 2003; Doctorate 2009) has returned to CIE as a Visiting Scholar for the 2022/23 academic year. He will be working with the CIE Director, Ian Barron, on issues related to abuse prevention and trauma recovery in Pakistan.


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Meet-up in Penang, Malaysia - August 2022

Sushan Acharya and Sumera Ahsan met in Penang, Malaysia for the mid-term review of a large, multinational project in which both are involved.


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Meet-up of CIE folks in Amherst – July 2022

In what is becoming an annual event, Frank McNerney visited Amherst in July of 2022 where several local CIE folks joined him for breakfast at Kelly’s.


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