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A Laboratory of Conflict and Peace

Christopher Murphy
As the citizens of Northern Ireland slowly build on the peace brought about in the late 1990s, educators and researchers are developing new tools for exploring conflict resolution and applying theory directly to problems on the ground.
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Resources on the Northern Ireland Conflict



No Cookie-Cutter Solutions

David Tobenkin
Instituting an immigration policy on U.S. college and university campuses is more important than ever; knowing how to deal with immigration issues as they arise and knowing when to seek the advice of immigration attorneys beyond campus walls is now part of every international student adviser's job.

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Creating Leaders for Tomorrow

Eve Katz
Leadership training has the power to transform how international educators think of their role on their campuses and in the higher education system at large.

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Freshmen Abroad

Christopher Connell
At a reborn Arcadia University, freshmen get to preview the world.


From the Editors

Breaking a Cycle of Violence
Christopher Murphy

Front Lines

Squandering the U.S. 'Soft Power' Edge
Joseph S. Nye

In Brief

  • Study Abroad Among U.S. Students Continues to Rise
  • Steady Number of Foreign Students in United States
  • International Education Makes Significant Contribution in the United States
  • Research Paper Warns of Shrinking U.S. Share of Foreign Student Market
  • President Bush Boosts Funding for National Program
  • NAFSA Member Leaders Take Office
  • Researchers Seek to Define Internationalization in Higher Education

Across Cultures

A 2020 Vision for Higher Education in Vietnam
Martin Hayden and Lam Quang Thiep


A Sea Change in Jordan:
Jordanian Educator Minister Khaled Toukan

Elaina Loveland

Education Abroad

Orienting and Coaching Parents
Janet Hulstrand

Foreign Student Affairs

Portability: Freedom of Movement for Foreign National Employees
H. Ronald Klasko

View from Out Here

One Educator’s View of School Segregation in Tanzania
Tony Waters

In Focus

Ursula Oaks