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Conference: Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century

Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century

The Future of International and Foreign Language Studies

A Research Conference on National Needs and Policy Implications 



April 11-13, 2014
Williamsburg, VA

Please register by March 15th.  Space is limited! 


Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to an important national policy research conference on Internationalization of Education in the 21st Century: The Future of International and Foreign Language Studies, April 11-13, 2014, at the College of William & Mary.

The United States faces an urgent education issue that will directly affect our nation’s wellbeing for generations to come:  the global competence of Americans.  Yet international and foreign language education—the essential means to building global competence—is in jeopardy due to shifts in institutional priorities and shrinking public and private investment.

Developments in educational technology, the effects of globalization on the U.S. workforce, and the intensification of U.S. diplomatic and national security challenges around the world add to the importance of a fresh review of the role of educational institutions in training Americans to be globally competent.

Join leaders in academia, K-12 education, business, government, and the NGO sectors for timely research and discussion of national human resource needs and strategies for enabling U.S. educational institutions to address the broad national policy goals to:

  • Ensure a globally competent citizenry and workforce
  • Strengthen the U.S. ability to solve global problems
  • Produce international experts and knowledge for national needs

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

Stephen Hanson
Vice Provost for International Affairs
College of William & Mary

Miriam A. Kazanjian
Coalition for International Education


Sponsored by the Coalition for International Education and the College of William & Mary

With generous support from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Henry Luce Foundation and the following: African Studies Association, American Councils for International Education, Association for Asian Studies, Association for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, and Middle East Studies Association


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