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The Institute of International Education (IIE) is pleased to announce that Attorney Hassan Jabareen, the founder and General Director of Adalah–The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, and Attorney Dan Yakir, the Chief Legal Counsel at The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), have been selected to receive the 2012 Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East. The award, which includes a $10,000 prize, was presented during a June 26 ceremony at the American Corner/Arab Jewish Community Center in Jaffa, hosted by IIE in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv. 

Mr. Jabareen, an Arab citizen of Israel, and Mr. Yakir, a Jewish citizen of Israel, have been selected to receive the Goldberg Prize in recognition of their work together in promoting equal rights for Arab citizens in Israel, in the belief that protecting the rights of Israel's Arab citizens is crucial to preserving peace and stability. As legal leaders of Adalah and ACRI, they are working together to use the Israeli legal system to foster a just and tolerant society, in which Jewish and Arab citizens can live as equals. 

A leading human rights lawyer in Israel, Hassan Jabareen founded Adalah in 1996, the first Arab-run legal center in Israel. He regularly litigates constitutional rights cases before the Israeli Supreme Court, using Israeli domestic law and international human rights standards to achieve equal rights for Arab citizens. He also teaches in the law faculties of Tel Aviv and Haifa universities. 

Mr. Yakir has held the position of Chief Legal Counsel at ACRI, a preeminent human rights and civil liberties organization in Israel, since 1995. He began at the organization in 1989 as an attorney. He has since brought a wide variety of precedent-setting cases to Israel’s Supreme Court and is recognized as one of Israel’s leading human rights lawyers. Landmark rulings achieved as a result of Mr. Yakir’s litigation cover issues such as the ban on the use of physical force as an accepted interrogation method employed by the security services and the prohibition of discrimination against Arab citizens in the allocation of state lands. 

IIE, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1919 and headquartered in New York City, created the Goldberg IIE Prize with an endowment from IIE's Executive Committee member and former Vice Chairman, Victor J. Goldberg. The Selection Committee for the Prize includes leading experts from academia, the nonprofit sector, and government. 

For more information about the Goldberg IIE Prize, including information on past winners, please visit www.iie.org/goldbergprize
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The Fulbright Scholar Program is pleased to announce a number of upcoming free webinars. For more information about the webinar series, as well as an archive of past Fulbright Scholar Program webinars, please go to: www.cies.org/Webinar/.

A Look at Fulbright-Fogarty Awards
June 28, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Join a discussion of the Fulbright-Fogarty Post-Doctoral Research Awards in Public Health, which are new to the 2013-14 competition. Awards are affiliated with the Fogarty International Center (FIC) of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and promote research in resource-limited settings including Bangladesh, Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.


Fulbright Opportunities in Europe
June 29, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Take a look at the large number of awards in the 2013-2014 competition available across Europe for scholars, professionals, and administrators. Opportunities exist for teaching, conducting research, or a combination of both.


Fulbright Scholar Opportunities in Egypt
July 2, 2012
11:00 AM-12:00 PM EDT

A discussion of the nine award offerings for Egypt. Learn more about the details and requirements of the awards and ask our special guest about the Fulbright Scholar experience in Egypt. 

Special guest: Ms. Ranya Rashid, Manager, U.S. Programs, Binational Fulbright Commission in Egypt

 
Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program Opportunities for Small Liberal Arts Universities
July 10, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Searching for a way to internationalize your campus? The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program brings foreign scholars to U.S. colleges and universities to lecture for a semester or academic year. Learn how your institution could benefit from a S-I-R grant and how to submit a competitive application. 


Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Program Opportunities for Historically Black Colleges and Universities
July 19, 2012
2:00-3:00 PM EDT

Searching for a way to internationalize your campus? The Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence (S-I-R) Program brings foreign scholars to U.S. colleges and universities to lecture for a semester or academic year. Learn how your institution could benefit from a S-I-R grant and how to submit a competitive application. 

Special guests for this webinar are:

Mr. David N. Levin
Senior Program Manager and Diversity Coordinator
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Dr. Steven Edmond 
Dean, School of Business and Technology 
Huston-Tillotson University

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An article in University World News argues that higher education professionals and ministries need to be honest about the strengths and weaknesses of using university rankings to determine the eligibility of potential international partners. The author, the editor of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, notes that no university ranking can ever be exhaustive or objective, and that "Anyone who adheres too rigidly to rankings tables risks missing the many pockets of excellence in narrower subject areas not captured by institution-wide rankings, or in areas of university performance—such as community engagement—that are simply not captured well by any ranking."

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An article in University World News argues that cross-border higher education research has focused largely on international branch campuses, even though many collaborations do not fit this model. As the authors argue, branch campuses represent a minority of cross-border higher education activity happening today, and "foreign education outposts" might be a better concept. 

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A new IES Abroad study of recent college graduates has found that studying abroad may be one of the best ways for college students to find jobs sooner after graduation related to their majors.

The survey, conducted by IES Abroad, a not-for-profit provider of study abroad programs for U.S. college and university students, showed that nearly 90 percent of IES Abroad study abroad alumni found their first job within six months of graduation, as compared to only 49 percent of respondents in a recent survey of the general college graduate population who had found work within a year of finishing school.

Respondents in the IES Abroad survey graduated from college between 2006 and 2011, a period that fell in the middle of the Great Recession, when it was particularly difficult for recent college graduates to find employment in their area of study. 

The 2012 IES Abroad Recent Graduate Study was conducted in March 2012 to assess the impact study abroad has on a recent graduate’s prospects in securing employment and/or attending graduate school directly after earning a degree from a four-year college or university in the U.S. A total of 1,008 alumni responded to the survey. 

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Conferences
Higher Education in 2030: A Look into the Crystal Ball
October 12, 2012
Brussels, Belgium
Early Registration Deadline: September 8, 2012

What will higher education in the world look like in the year 2030? This is the guiding question behind the third ACA European Policy Seminar in 2012, a "foresight" exercise or a "look into the crystal ball." The seminar will take place on October 12, 2012, in Brussels, Belgium. The early-registration deadline is September 8, 2012.

In anticipating the future, "Higher Education in 2030" will take a double perspective: regional and thematic. In regional terms, the seminar will address the future global "pecking order" and, in particular, the issue of global higher education leadership. In a thematic respect, it will look into the role of internationalization in 2030. 

For more information and to register, please visit: www.aca-secretariat.be/index.php?id=606.
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Knowledge-based Economies for 21st Century Nations
March 4-6, 2013
Dubai World Trade Center
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Deadline to Submit Proposals: September 17, 2012
Early-Bird Registration Deadline: December 14, 2012

In the twenty-first century, knowledge-based economies will create the wealth, prosperity, and well-being of nations. Research and tertiary education systems are primary drivers of these, playing three key roles. They produce cutting-edge knowledge; they transfer, exchange, and apply that to drive innovation; and they educate knowledge workers. 

The British Council’s Going Global 2013 conference examines the extent to which these roles and systems are already internationalized and what impact they have on the wealth, prosperity, and well-being of nations, communities, and cultures. The conference examines current practices, systems, and delivery mechanisms and what can be learned from these. It will identify future trends, and explore the challenges and opportunities these present for research and tertiary systems in creating knowledge-based economies and 21st century nations.

For more information, including how to register and submit proposals, please visit: http://ihe.britishcouncil.org/going-global.
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Deadlines
Priority Registration Deadline: June 29, 2012

The IIE Fair series provides a unique opportunity for U.S. colleges and universities to expand and widen their presence in China, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, and India, among other countries; and for students to learn about the wide variety of opportunities available to them. The priority registration deadline is June 29, 2012. Only universities that register by the Priority Deadline will have their university profile included for free in the Study America guide, which is distributed to more than 15,000 students over all the fairs in Asia.

Fair Schedule

September 18: Shanghai, China
September 20: Taipei, China
September 23: Hong Kong
September 26: Hanoi, Vietnam
September 28: Danang, Vietnam
September 29: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
September 30: Bangkok, Thailand
October 3: Jakarta, Indonesia
October 6: Surabaya, Indonesia
November 3: New Delhi, India
November 4: Bangalore, India
November 7: Hyderabad, India
November 10: Chennai, India
November 11: Mumbai, India

Discount for IIE Member Institutions
IIE members receive a 10 percent discount at registration. The registration code for IIE members is IIEFALL2012. To register, please go to www.iie.org/en/What-We-Do/International-Education-Services/Higher-Education-Fairs/For-Universities/Fair-Prices.

To learn more about IIE Fairs, please visit: www.iie.org/fairs.
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Survey Deadline: July 13, 2012

The deadline to complete the annual surveys for the upcoming Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange is Friday, July 13, 2012. The annual report includes data collected from several surveys on international and U.S. students in higher education to help us provide the most current information on study exchange to and from the United States.  
  • The International Student Census Survey: captures the most recent data for Fall 2011 and includes statistics across place of origin, field of study, and top international hosting institutions in the United States.
  • The U.S. Study Abroad Survey: follows data on U.S. students traveling abroad for academic credit in 2010/11 and includes statistics on leading destination, internships abroad, and student profiles.
Both of these surveys can be accessed at www.iie.org/surveyforms. If you have any questions about the survey, need to update your institution’s contact, or require an extension, please send an email to iieresearch@iie.org or call (212) 984-5348.

The Open Doors Report, supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, has long been regarded as the authoritative source for statistical data on international student flows and study abroad in the U.S. IIE’s research team relies on the efforts of dedicated individuals from each U.S. institution to help keep these statistics as current and accurate as possible. For more information, please visit www.iie.org/opendoors.

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October 1-13, 2012

The International Education Fairs of Turkey (IEFT) has announced that the 22nd IEFT Fairs will take place throughout Turkey on October 1-13, 2012. These Fairs offer a great way to reach out to more than 20,000 Turkish students.

Rather than deal with shipping and customs costs by printing and sending from your home country, IEFT will print any materials that registrants may need during the fairs. Simply send a .pdf file of the materials and IEFT will print them and deliver them to the appropriate booth. For pricing information, please contact info@ieft.net.

The Fair schedule is below:

October 1, 2012: Bursa, Almira Hotel 
October 2, 2012: Ankara, Sheraton Hotel
October 4, 2012: Izmir, Hilton Hotel
October 6-7, 2012: Istanbul, Hilton Hotel
October 9, 2012: Adana, Hilton Hotel
October 11, 2012: Antalya, Divan Hotel
October 13, 2012: Gaziantep

For more information and to register, please visit: http://ieft.net/content/fair/22nd_ieft_fall_20122.aspx.
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Partnerships
Application Deadline: September 26, 2012

Norwegian institutions of higher education are invited to apply for funds for projects related to higher education collaboration with institutions in the United States and Canada. The project funds are provided through the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research’s North America Strategy for Higher Education Cooperation (2012-2015). The funds are managed by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU). The final deadline for applications is September 26, 2012, at 15.00/3 PM Norwegian time.

The aims of the project funds are:
  • To contribute to the establishment and development of institutional partnerships through academic collaboration between higher education institutions in Norway and North America
  • To contribute to increased mobility of students and staff between Norway and North America
The application must be submitted by an accredited Norwegian higher education institution. Eligible partner countries are the United States and Canada. Projects may apply for funding up to NOK 150,000. 

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Allama Iqbal Open University: Distance Education
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad announces an open competition for a cooperative agreement to establish a University Partnership between an accredited college, university, or community college in the United States and Allama Iqbal Open University in the area of Distance Education. 

Allama Iqbal Open University places particular emphasis on the use of distance education in the Departments of Computer Science and Education. Accredited U.S. colleges and universities and community colleges meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to pursue institutional or departmental objectives in partnership with Allama Iqbal Open University. 

For more information, please click here.
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The Institute of International Education welcomes new member institutions to the IIENetwork, connecting over 7,000 individuals at more than 1,100 member institutions with a commitment to internationalization. For more information about IIE's membership program, please visit: www.iie.org/IIENetwork
All new IIE members will be added to the next edition of the IIENetwork Handbook for International Educators. This resource includes comprehensive listings and resources for networking and internationalizing your campus, and is available online for members: www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Publications-and-Reports/IIE-Bookstore/IIENetwork-Handbook-Educators-2012. To order copies of the IIENetwork Handbook, please go to: www.iiebooks.org/iienmemdir.html.

Membership Contact: Shengchuan Zhao, Director of International Office

Membership Contact: Warren Jeferian, Dean of International Programs 

Membership Contact: Rhonda Shiah, Admin Assistant, Student Outreach and Study Abroad 

Membership Contact: Jessie DeBow, Admin Assistant, Global Education Office 

Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Peru            
Membership Contact: Edward Roekaert Embrechts, President/CEO 

Membership Contact: Bonnie Derr, International Programs Director 

Membership Contact: Michelle Kowalsky, Coordinator of International Admissions

Membership Contact: Judi Olseng, Admin Assistant to Dean of Global and Experiential Learning
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Scholar Rescue Fund
Since its inception in 2002, the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) has awarded 50 fellowships to senior scholars of engineering from such countries as Cameroon, Iran, Iraq, and Kyrgyzstan, among others. 

SRF helps threatened professors and researchers to relocate to safe academic environments where they may continue their teaching and research. Since the program’s start in 2002, SRF has provided short-term academic fellowships to over 450 scholars from 48 countries at more than 250 host institutions in 40 countries around the world. 

SRF is seeking to partner with engineering departments in universities around the world in the following ways:
  1. connecting engineering scholars who have been awarded one-year SRF fellowships to academic institutions that may be interested in hosting these scholars’ SRF fellowships; 
  2. referring at-risk engineering scholars to SRF; and 
  3. forwarding SRF’s most recent Call for Applications to any colleagues who may be interested
SRF hopes to work together with more departments of engineering to assist threatened scholars of engineering worldwide who are prevented from undertaking their important academic work.

For more information on SRF, please visit www.scholarrescuefund.org. Please feel free to forward this message to your institution's department of engineering, and to contact IIE-SRF at srf@iie.org or 212-205-6486 with any questions or partnership ideas.
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IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund provides one-year awards to academic institutions willing to host established scholars facing threats to their lives and careers in their home countries. These temporary academic visits are intended to allow the scholars to continue to teach, write, or research pending improvement in conditions that would permit their safe return home. SRF seeks matching funds or in-kind support from the host institution. Fellowship awards may be renewed for a second year.

For more information about how to become a host to an SRF scholar and to view a list of scholars seeking placement, please visit www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/for-hosts.php.
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