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IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research recently launched an online newsletter, and they invite IIE members to be the first to subscribe to it. This newsletter features key updates on IIE’s mobility research and program evaluation projects, as well as additional items of news and interest within the broader field of international higher education research. The newsletter also provides regular updates on IIE’s flagship research projects, including Open Doors, Project Atlas, and evaluations of international fellowship and scholarship programs.  

To read the inaugural newsletter from the IIE Center for Academic Mobility Research, please visit: http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=6dc0509aca61f748db60b9979&id=15b74c1c96&e=5f907a2f4a.

To subscribe to the newsletter, please go to: http://iie.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=6dc0509aca61f748db60b9979&id=c90a302d04.
The Center brings together IIE's in-house research expertise and leading minds from around the world to conduct and disseminate research on the most relevant and pressing topics on international student mobility. For more information about the Center, please visit: www.iie.org/mobility.
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Deadline to Submit Proposals: September 14, 2012

U.S. institutions are invited to submit proposals to host participants from the Junior Faculty Development Program for Afghanistan (JFDPA). The 10-week program will sponsor 20 junior faculty from Afghanistan to be placed at one selected U.S. institution for intensive professional development. The program is scheduled to take place from early January 2013 through mid-March 2013. Participating institutions will enjoy a unique opportunity to establish lasting relationships with faculty members at universities in Afghanistan and to build on current efforts to internationalize their campuses and surrounding communities.  

The JFDPA is comprised of the following: 
  • A nine-week program at a U.S. university host campus consisting of a one-week intensive English language training, an orientation, attendance at a relevant professional conference (off campus), and an academic program on campus for the remainder of the eight weeks.
  • Program wrap-up to be convened in Washington, DC, conducted by CIES.
The deadline for electronic receipt of proposals is September 14, 2012. The Junior Faculty Development Program for Afghanistan is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) and administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), a division of the Institute of International Education (IIE).

For more about the program and how to submit a proposal, please visit our website or contact southcentralasia@iie.org.
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Registration Deadline: September 15, 2012

The IIE U.S. Higher Education India Fair Series, organized in partnership with the U.S.-India Educational Foundation (USIEF), provides a unique opportunity for U.S. colleges and universities to expand and widen their presence in India; and for students to learn about the wide variety of opportunities available to them. Colleges and universities interact face to face with thousands of qualified Indian students, expand academic exchanges by partnering with local institutions, and network with local Indian governmental officials and U.S. Consulate staff. The higher education fair in India helps build your institution’s name and profile in key cities in India in a well-planned sequence, timed to minimize your travel and maximize your impact. 

India Fair Schedule
November 3: New Delhi
November 4: Bangalore
November 7: Hyderabad
November 10: Chennai
November 11: Mumbai

Top Reasons for Why Your Institution Should Attend the IIE India Fairs
  • Attend trustworthy, popular, strategically marketed, and well-managed events with great value to U.S. institutions
  • Gain access to thousands of qualified Indian students through IIE’s local presence and reputation among education institutions
  • Build a presence in all Indian fair host cities and work with alumni and local schools
  • Connect with serious prospective Indian students and supportive parents
  • Connect with local Indian schools and university representatives to gain additional access and outreach
  • Meet with experts about scholarships, visas, and country briefings
  • Register online quickly and easily
  • Advertise in the Study America fair guide to expand your reach and visibility
  • After the fair, IIE provides timely student contacts
Discount for IIE Member Institutions
IIE members receive a 10 percent discount at registration. The registration code for IIE members is IIEFALL2012. 

To register or to learn more about IIE Fairs, please visit: www.iie.org/fairs.
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An article in the Washington Times reports on the "surprising number of politicians, diplomats, lawmakers, military leaders and business tycoons from around the globe—in countries both friendly and hostile—[that] have spent time in U.S. colleges and universities, a source of ‘soft power’ that has boosted the country’s interests in often surprising ways." According to the U.S. Department of State, there are more than 300 current or former world leaders that have undertaken studies at U.S. higher education institutions. According to Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education, "We have been the most open to students from other countries. That’s why we continue to be the leading destination country, and it’s been a long, long period that we’ve been that... The credentials [obtained from U.S. institutions] matter, and the byproduct is that they gain a better understanding of the United States."

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An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education reports on India's recent announcement that it would more closely regulate the numerous joint and dual degree programs that its higher education institutions have developed with foreign partners. These regulations have produced confusion among local and foreign university administrators over a variety of issues. As the article notes, foreign-university administrators are "unclear about the effect of the new restrictions, which include allowing only institutions ranked in the top 500 worldwide to collaborate with Indian universities."

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An article in the New York Times reports that "thirty-six universities in Iran have banned women from 77 fields of study," even though women make up close to 60 percent of university students in Iran. To read the full article, please visit: www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/world/middleeast/20iht-educbriefs20.html?_r=1.
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"Driving Development: Higher Education in the New Economic Order"       
Thursday, October 18, 2012
DePaul University
Chicago, Illinois

As part of their Higher Education Series, the British Council will host a conference on October 18, 2012, in Chicago, Illinois, that addresses  the theme of: Driving Development: Higher Education in the New Economic Order. Among the questions that will be explored are: As government budgets are slashed and tuition and fees increase, how are institutions adapting themselves? How well are communities and institutions working together to help spur needed economic development? Is there room for internationalization in this climate of uncertainty? How can institutions prove that a degree still has the return on investment and strong employment prospects that have long been associated with higher education?  

For more information and to register, please visit:
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January 28-29, 2013
Washington, DC
Early Registration Deadline: November 1, 2012

The Washington International Education Council (WIEC) will take place on January 28-29, 2013, at the University of California Washington, DC Center and Embassies throughout Washington.

The WIEC focuses on international student recruitment and brings together universities from throughout the United States with sponsoring organizations. Conference participants will hear from Embassy and sponsoring organization personnel on programs that fund international students in the United States. In addition, conference sessions will include practical information that can enhance your international recruitment program at minimum cost to your institution. Government representatives will discuss the latest developments on visa issuance and regulations governing international students while they are in the United States.

For additional information and registration forms, please contact inquiries@washcouncil.org or www.washcouncil.org.
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The New School
New York City

The New School’s Center for Public Scholarship will host a panel discussion about Egypt’s future, post-presidential election, and Mohamed Morsi’s stewardship. This discussion will take place on September 19th at The New School in New York City. This event will launch Egypt in Transition, the 2012 Summer issue of Social Research: An International Quarterly (79:2), which is devoted to the proceedings of the 27th Social Research conference on the same theme.

Participants in the panel discussion include:
  • Hazem Fahmy, economist and writer, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
  • Mona El Ghobashy, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Comparative Politics, Barnard College
  • Timothy Mitchell, Professor, Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, Columbia University; author of Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity (UCP, 2002)
  • Samer Shehata, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
  • Moderator: Talal Asad, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, CUNY Graduate Center
This discussion is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/cps/events or contact cps@newschool.edu.
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Application Deadline: October 2, 2012

The Gilman International Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, announces that the online application system is now open for students participating in study abroad programs during the spring 2013 term. Spring 2013 online applications are due October 2, 2012, by 11:59pm CST. 

For students applying for any academic term (academic year, fall, spring, or summer), the eligibility requirements are as follows:
  • Enrolled as an undergraduate student at a two- or four-year U.S. institution
  • United States citizen
  • Receiving a Federal Pell Grant at the time of application or during the term of study abroad
  • Participating in a study abroad program that is no less than 4 weeks (28 days) in one country and no more than one academic year
  • Receiving academic credit
  • Study in any country not currently under a U.S. Department of State Travel Warning or Cuba
For more information about the Gilman Scholarship, webinar schedules, and other helpful resources, please visit the Gilman website at www.iie.org/gilman. For more information, please contact the appropriate person below:

Last Name A-D
Phone: 832-369-3477

Last Name E-K
Phone: 832-369-3484

Last Name L-Q
Phone: 832-369-3475

Last Name R-Z
Phone: 832-369-3485

University Advisors
Midwest & Northeast Regions
Phone: 832-369-3487

South & West Regions
Phone: 832-369-3483
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June 10-19, 2013
"Berlin: Where Cultures Meet and Challenges Abound" 
Application Deadline: October 15, 2012

The Fulbright German Studies Seminar is a group program that explores themes of transnational relevance from a German perspective and within the broader context of the European Union. The seminar will take place from June 10-19, 2013. The Fulbright German Studies Seminar gives participants a firsthand look into how Germany’s political, economic, and cultural systems deal with contemporary issues. For U.S. scholars, the engagement in substantive dialogue with political, academic, scientific, journalistic, and cultural leaders in Germany can strengthen research and teaching. 

The deadline to apply is: October 15, 2012. Instructions for completing the German Studies Seminar application are available on our website

Please contact Tanya Janes, Senior Program Officer, at tjanes@iie.org, or Anna Valiante, Program Coordinator, at avaliante@iie.org, with any questions about the Fulbright German Studies Seminar.
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Application Deadline: September 17, 2012

Fulbright Scholar opportunities for faculty members, administrators, and professionals exist all around the globe. The Fulbright Scholar program offers teaching, research, or combined teaching/research awards. While the deadline to apply for many Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Core awards for 2013-2014 has passed, a small number of awards are open to new applicants until September 17, 2012. You can search for the open awards by visiting the online Catalog of Awards. In addition, helpful resources are available at www.cies.org/us_scholars/us_awards/.  

The Fulbright Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, is the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program and is supported by the people of the United States and partner countries around the world. For more information, visit fulbright.state.gov. The Fulbright Scholar Program is administered by CIES, a division of the Institute of International Education.

For more information, program updates, and special features, read the new Fulbright Scholar Blog; follow the Fulbright Scholar Program on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+; or participate in the program's  webinars.  

If you have any questions about the program, available opportunities, or the application process, please contact the U.S. program staff.  
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Application Deadline: September 17, 2012

IIE’s Center for International Partnerships is pleased to announce a new partnership initiative in Burma. Over the course of six months, the program will engage a group of U.S. higher education institutions in a number of training activities focused on understanding the Burmese higher education system and addressing key academic partnership sectors, including business, health, and capacity-building. 

Since 2009, IAPP has engaged more than 50 U.S. higher education institutions in comprehensive programs aimed at increasing the number of partnerships between U.S. higher education institutions and their counterparts abroad. Past participants have increased their faculty exchanges, implemented institutional strategic plans, and expanded study abroad offerings within India. If you are interested in participating in this program, please contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org or visit www.iie.org/iapp.

Program Information
Application Deadline: September 17, 2012 
Program Cycle: November 2012–April 2013 
Study Tour to Burma: March 2013 (tentative) 
Program Cost: IIENetwork members $10,000/Non-members $11,000. This includes all in-country costs for one representative from your institution to travel on the delegation to Burma, not including international airfare. 

Five Core IAPP Services 
  1. Strategic planning process, including guidelines for assessing on-campus international partnership capacity and developing practical strategic plans for partnership activities in the focus country. 
  2. Expert advice and guidance on developing or expanding a strategic plan for partnerships with the focus country by one of the members of the IAPP Advisory Board and IIE staff in the United States and abroad. 
  3. A study tour/delegation to the focus country that will include visits to select higher education institutions, the Ministry of Education, the U.S. Embassy, and other educational exchange organizations. All in-country expenses for one representative from each institution will be covered as part of the program fees. Participants are responsible for covering their international airfare. 
  4. A series of training webinars, focused on topics such as implementing strategic partnerships, faculty engagement, developing a consolidated partnership strategy, and higher education in the focus country. 
  5. A suite of information resources on the higher education system in the focus country, and IIE publications and policy research reports. 
For more information, or to download the IAPP Burma application, please go to: www.iie.org/iapp. If you have questions, please contact Clare Banks at cbanks@iie.org or +1 (212) 984-5481.
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Scholar Rescue Fund
To mark its 10th anniversary, IIE's Scholar Rescue Fund (SRF) is featuring the inspiring stories of 10 threatened scholars whose lives and academic work have been saved by the Fund. 

Professor Mehrangiz Kar is a human rights lawyer and internationally recognized writer from Iran who advocates for the defense of women’s and human rights in Iran and throughout the Islamic world. Her work led to her arrest and imprisonment and ultimately to her exile from her home country. Now a visiting professor at Brown University, she held an SRF fellowship at Harvard University. 

Read more about Professor Kar's story on the SRF tenth anniversary website: www.scholarrescuefund.org/pages/posts/professor-mehrangiz-kar63.php.
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