|Event Date||Event Time||Registration Deadline||Registration|
|November 16 - 20, 2020||1:00 pm - 2:30 pm||Register Today|
NAFSA's new International Education Week (IEW) Campus Connection will present a full week of virtual programming in recognition of International Education Week, November 16 – 20, 2020. IEW Campus Connection will feature keynote speakers on topics such as social justice, internationalization, and cutting-edge research on trends in international education, as well as NAFSA's annual Simon Award presentations and higher education internationalization presidential panel. This year, programming will also feature an in-depth, expert analysis of the U.S. presidential election and the implications for international education.
International Education Week (IEW) Campus Connection content will be recorded and available to registrants through December 31, 2020.
Monday, November 16Our Future: The Next Four Years
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST)
Examine the outcome of the 2020 U.S. election and how it will impact international education, diplomacy and engagement with the world. This discussion will provide you with an insider’s view of what may come from elected officials in the next four years.
Tuesday, November 17Social Justice & International Education: Exploring the Intersections
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Over the years, higher education institutions have played a vital role in resolving conflict through education, training, and research. This program brings together educators, scholars, and practitioners who are doing innovative work promoting social justice, confronting inequality, and fostering social responsibility in a global context. An acclaimed journalist, author, and social advocate, Michele Norris fosters important dialogue on current events, social issues, and the power to make change. She will serve as the keynote for this special event.
Sponsor: Education in Ireland
Wednesday, November 18NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization Presidential Panel and Award Recognition
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST)
Recognize the achievements of the 2020 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization winners and join us for a live Presidential Panel. This annual gathering of leaders from Simon Award-winning institutions will highlight innovative approaches to campus internationalization, discuss challenges facing higher education institutions today, and emphasize the importance of continuing this work at this unique time in history.
Thursday, November 19Perspectives on Engaging Today’s Students
1:00 p.m. (EST)
Discover innovative and creative approaches for engagement with students. Listen to the voices of students; read profiles of truly remarkable leadership; and access curated resources developed to aid student engagement and success. Convene with international educators for a panel on Supporting Students in Times of Global Uncertainty. The panelists will reflect on this year's upheaval and share how they have weathered changing landscapes, what new approaches for student engagement will continue after the pandemic, who have emerged as critical allies, and why they continue to be optimistic about the future of international education.
Friday, November 20Fall 2020 NAFSA Research Symposium: A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (EST)
Learn from original, unpublished projects and discuss research problems in the field of international education and related disciplines. The Research Symposium is relevant for all international educators interested in connecting research to practice—students, post-docs, administrators, faculty members, and senior leaders.
Partner: George Mason University
International Education Research Virtual Poster Fair
Discover a wide variety of recent and emerging research projects that involve assessment, evaluation, and other types of research relevant to the field of international education. Posters will be available to view all week; plan to join presenters for a live Q&A on Thursday, November 19. During the Q&A event, poster presenters and attendees have the unique opportunity to discuss the topics presented.
NAFSA thanks Education in Ireland and Sodexo for their generous support.