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IIE Panels and Workshops at the 2012 NAFSA Conference

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IIE and EducationUSA will deliver a range of timely and informative panels and workshops at the 2012 NAFSA conference. What follows are highlights from the schedule of IIE presentations.

Sunday, May 27

Workshop: A Primer on U.S. Higher Education                        
Linda Tobash, Director, Placement Service Division

Tuesday, May 29

Global Changes and Challenges: Is the United States Doing Enough to Stay Competitive as a Study Destination?
Linda Tobash, Director, Placement Service Division

Wednesday, May 30

Recruiting and Retaining Government-Sponsored Students from Abroad 
Kristen Cammarata, EducationUSA MENA

The Fulbright Program Moves Forward in Challenging Times
Mary Kirk, Senior Counselor, Academic Exchanges (joined by Executive Directors of the Fulbright Commissions)

Take the Next Step with Social Media: Market, Manage, and Track Your Community
Marty Bennett, Outreach Coordinator, Global EducationUSA Services

Panel: Promoting International Mobility in Doctoral Education: National and Regional Trends and Policies
Daniel Obst, Deputy Vice President, International Partnerships (Chair)

An Introduction to Recruitment and Mobility Trends: The EducationUSA REAC Perspective
Kristen Cammarata, EducationUSA MENA
Rosie Edmond, EducationUSA Northeast Asia & the Pacific

Thursday, May 31

IIE Information Session: Gilman, Fulbright, Boren, Global E3, and Whitaker Programs
Offsite at: University of Houston–Downtown, White Oak Room, Academic Building, 3rd Floor, 1 Main St, Houston (approximately 1 mile from the Convention Center)

9:00-9:30am      Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program
9:30-10:30am    Gilman International Scholarship Program
10:45-11:45am  Boren Scholarships & Fellowships
12:00-12:30pm  Global E3 & Whitaker International Fellows & Scholars Program
12:30-1:15pm    Fulbright U.S. Student Program

Poster Session: Funding Opportunities for Education Abroad
Chris Powers, Director, Education Abroad Programs
Sarah Gleisner, Outreach Manager, Education Abroad Programs

Poster Session: Resources That Fund and Support Internationalization
Luke Epplin, Publications Manager

Poster Session: Enrolling More Sponsored Students at Your Institution Fair--IIE: Academic Matchmakers Table
Jordanna Enrich, University Placement Services
Christine Giancatarino, University Placement Services
Michele Pickard, University Placement Services

Friday, June 1

Panel: Close Encounters: U.S. Officials Discuss Visa Interviews and Inspections
Jenny Wilson, Assistant Director, Foreign Fulbright Program Division

Panel: U.S.-Indonesia Academic Partnerships: Strategies and Lessons Learned
Diana Jahja, Director, IIEF Indonesia
Clare Banks, Senior Program Manager, International Partnerships

Panel: Keeping Fresh Talent: Australia, Canada, and the United States
Rajika Bhandari, Deputy Vice President, Research and Evaluation


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