“Keepers of Memory:” Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Through eyewitness accounts and gripping footage, acclaimed director Eric Kabera takes the viewer on an emotional journey into the 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi, its survivors and the memorials created in the victim’s honor. The film focuses on the personal accounts of men and women who watch over the sacred burial sites keeping the… Read More »

Sites of Memory: Reflecting on 1994 Genocide Against the Tutsi in Rwanda

This exhibit commemorates the 1994 Rwanda genocide against the Tutsi and explores the history of the genocide through a virtual tour using 360° video technology. Several prominent memorial sites in Rwanda are features and includes testimonial interviews with genocide survivors. Screening times begin at 5:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged to… Read More »

CIES Preview Sessions

CIES Preview Sessions: Research in Comparative and International Education Colleagues whose work is featured on the program at the annual meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society will give presentations on the following topics. There will be time for discussion and feedback following each presentation. Come for as little or as long as you… Read More »

Overview of Newly Designed Turkish Educational System

The design of Turkey’s educational system has changed several times since a national system was instituted in the 1920s. In March of 2012, a new design was adopted to increase the length of compulsory education to 12 years and meet academic standards similar to EU and OECD countries. The new design is referred to the… Read More »

Is Girls’ Education Dangerous? Girl-Focused Education and Sexual Health Interventions in International Development

Nancy Kendall is professor of educational policy studies, specialized in comparative, international, and global education policy, at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is affiliated with the African Studies Program, Department of Gender and Women’s Studies, Development Studies Program, and Global Health Institute. Kendall conducts comparative ethnographic research on the school and life experiences of marginalized… Read More »

Learning Abroad Conference

Co-sponsored by Office for Education Abroad, the Office for International Students and Scholars, and the Academic Advancement Network, the Learning Abroad Conference features presentations from students returned from international learning experiences and international students currently studying abroad here in East Lansing. Presentations include a variety of formats such as poetry, journal entries, music compositions, video and more. The… Read More »

MSU Global Festival

Country-specific exhibits, cultural demonstrations and live performances by international students will bring the community together to celebrate cultures around the world. Pick up souvenirs at the World Gift Shop, where all proceeds go to international student scholarships, or take home some new dance moves; students will be teaching traditional steps in an open dance studio… Read More »

Info Session: HALE South Africa Trip

The purpose of the HALE Field Experience in South Africa is to enable HALE students to link knowledge and skills they are gaining as scholars and practitioners in higher education to actual issues and challenges in the international context. It is designed to be a professional experience for the students, involving collaborative projects with colleagues in… Read More »

International Coffee/Tea Social Hour

Three units—the Office of International Studies in Education, the MSU Confucius Institute and the Chinese Language Teacher Certification Program—have combined and are now sharing a new space on the second floor of Erickson Hall. In honor of the move and the new academic year, please feel free to drop in as your schedule allows to… Read More »