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June 10, 2008 | Topics: NAFSA

By Jordan Wait

This year NAFSA celebrates its 60th anniversary by looking back at the last 60 years of international education. Critical historical events that affected the field of international education such as the establishment of the Fulbright program, the first Peace Corps mission, and the Lincoln Commission's call for 1 million U.S. undergraduates to study abroad by 2017 are only a few of the examples.... See More

Friday Postcard from the NAFSA 2008 Annual Conference

May 31, 2008 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Gordon Withers

The 60th Anniversary International Plenary and Luncheon took place on the final day of NAFSA’s 2008 Annual Conference. Keynote speaker Amy Chua, the John M. Duff, Jr. Professor of Law at Yale Law School, signed copies of her book. The gathering provided an opportunity to recognize conference participants from outside the United States. Dr. Muwaffak Al-Rubaie, Iraqi National Security Advisor, announced a new Iraqi study abroad-related educational initiative. ... See More

Thursday Postcard from the NAFSA 2008 Annual Conference

May 30, 2008 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Gordon Withers

The morning started off with a dialogue with advisers to U.S. presidential candidates on the topic of U.S. Global Leadership and Engagement. The forum was moderated by Dr. Moisés Naím, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy magazine, and included panelists Denis McDonough of Obama for America, Mara Rudman of Hillary Clinton for President, and Richard Fontaine of John McCain for President.... See More

Wednesday Postcard from the NAFSA 2008 Annual Conference

May 29, 2008 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Jordan Wait

NAFSA's 60th Anniversary Plenary Panel focused on Examining Public Diplomacy and its Effects. The panel discussion was moderated by Judy Woodruff of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and featured Keith Reinhard of Business for Diplomatic Action, Shashi Tharoor, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Pat Harrison, president and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and Hisham Melham, journalist with Annahar, Al-Qabas, Radio Monte Carlo, and Al-Arabiya.... See More

Tuesday Postcard from the NAFSA 2008 Annual Conference

May 28, 2008 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Gordon Withers

The opening day of conference kicked off with the opening of the International Education Expo Hall at 9:00 a.m., featuring more than 600 exhibitor booths. NAFSA’s Conference Symposium on Leadership, “Excavating the Layers of Institutional Culture,” addressed the critical need of “Knowledge of the Home Institution” for those occupying leadership positions and contributing significantly to campus internationalization and policy formulation.... See More

NAFSAns Arriving

May 26, 2008 | Topics: Annual Conference

By Jordan Wait

Thousands of people from across the United States and more than 100 countries are arriving in Washington, D.C., for NAFSA’s 60th Anniversary Conference. Preconference workshops already are in full swing, and participants had a chance... See More