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NAFSA International Education Week (IEW) Campus ConnectionNAFSA'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.

This event is available for on-demand access through December 31, 2020. You may purchase access to all IEW Campus Connection programming through December 15, 2020.

Monday, November 16

Our 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 panel features foreign policy expert, Richard Fontaine and higher-education expert Karin Fischer. Fontaine, who served under George W. Bush and as an advisor to Senator John McCain, and Fischer, a journalist with a focus on international education, will provide an insider’s view of what may come from elected officials in the next four years. In addition, NAFSA will be releasing the latest analysis and data from the International Student Economic Value Tool.

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Tuesday, November 17

Social 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

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Wednesday, November 18

NAFSA 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.
Sponsor: Sodexo

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Thursday, November 19

Perspectives on Engaging Today’s Students

1:00 p.m. (EST)
Discover innovative and creative approaches for engagement with students. 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.

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Friday, November 20

Fall 2020 NAFSA Research Symposium: A Critical Discussion of Theories, Methodologies, and Practices in International Education

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 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.

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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 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.. 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.

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