NAFSA and United States Institute of Peace to Host Discussion on the Role of International Education in Foreign Policy and Peacebuilding




Rebecca Morgan, 202.737.3699 x4449,

 WASHINGTON, November 9, 2016 – NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) will host a panel discussion on how the core competencies of international education–including cultural awareness, effective communications and problem solving–align with diplomatic tools and civil society efforts to manage and resolve conflicts and address the causes of violent extremism. During International Education Week 2016, this high-level panel of scholars and diplomats will examine how the role of international education is changing, and steps that can be recommended to the next U.S. administration.

Event: International Education: What Place in U.S. Diplomacy? A Strategy on How Study Abroad Can Boost Foreign Policy and Peacebuilding 
When: Monday, November 14, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
For full schedule, visit:  
Where: United States Institute of Peace
2301 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037 

Attending the Event
Reporters interested in covering this event should email by 5 p.m. EDT, Thursday, November 10.


  • Ambassador Richard LeBaron, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council


  • Daniel Buccino, Director, Johns Hopkins Civility Initiative 
  • Waidehi Gokhale, Chief Executive Officer, Soliya
  • Jeffrey Helsing, Associate Vice President, USIP Academy
  • Maria J. Stephan, Senior Policy Fellow, USIP 
  • Ambassador William B. Taylor, Executive Vice President, USIP
  • Jill Welch, Deputy Executive Director for Public Policy, NAFSA