Lehigh faculty presenting at international conferences
Comparative and International Education professor Dr. Iveta Silova presents keynote address at the XXV Comparative Education Society in Europe.
Salamanca, Spain; June 18-21, 2012
See website for more details.
Global Citizenship in Practice
Friday, March 23, 2012 On the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA and webcast around the world. • Free & Open to the Public
The Chinese Bridge Project
Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 4:15 PM, Maginnes Hall, Room 480 • Free & Open to the Public
Dr. Chen Xia, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Brown University Research Fellow, Institute of Philosophy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China
Friday, October 15, 2010, STEPS Building, Room 101
Sponsored by: The United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, and by Lehigh University’s Science, Technology, and Society Program Environmental Initiative, LU/UN Partnership, Office of International Affairs
Faculty representing a variety of disciplines are involved in facilitating a seminar on sustainable development this semester (ES/STS 396). The goal of the course is to provide students with an overview of sustainable development theory and prepare them to participate in the 2012 World Summit (Rio plus 20) which is being planned by the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development. In order to help with these goals, our partners at the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development have agreed to present a workshop at Lehigh University on October 15th from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Workshop presenters will include Dr. Tariq Banuri (Director, United Nations Division for Sustainable Development), along with two of his colleagues who are internationally recognized experts in the field of sustainable development. Workshop topics will include: A UN perspective on sustainable development and a review of some specific themes such as water and energy issues. Part of the workshop will also be devoted to helping our students develop specific proposals for projects which will form the basis of a spring semester course which will lead to possible participation in the Rio Plus 20 Summit to held in 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
SAVE THE DATE: One-Day Symposium, April 22, 2011
Culture • Communication • China
Friday - April 22, 2011, 10 AM to 5 PM, University Center, Lehigh University
Presentations • Panel • Discussion
Professor Liu Kang, Duke University, Globalization and Cultural Trends in China
Professor Zhao Yuezhi, Simon Fraser University, Communications in China: Political Economy, Power and Conflict
Sponsored by the Globalization and Social Change Initiative
Registration information will be available January 2011, Visit our website www.lehigh.edu/globalization
2nd International Conference on the Irish Economy, April 7-8, 2011.
This conference is sponsored with support from Lehigh University’s Martindale Center for the Study of Private Enterprise and the Office of International Affairs.
for the Study of Private Enterprise
College of Business and Economics
Rauch Business Center
621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3117
(610) 758-3411 • Fax (610) 758-6549 • e-mail: email@example.com • http://martindale.cc.lehigh.edu/
Lehigh University TESOL Conference, March 3, 2011, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Dynamics and Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS)
July 5-7, 2010
Dr. Kothare is the the Chair of the International Program Committee for the conference entitled “Dynamics and Control of Process Systems (DYCOPS)” which is sponsored once every three years by the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC). This time, it will be held in Brussels at the Katholik University of Leuven during the period of July 5-7, 2010.
Expanding Financial Access in Africa: Prospects and Innovations in Microfinance
April 19-20, 2010
Lehigh University, College of Business and Economics
Zambian economist and former investment banker, Dambisa Moyo, author of Dead Aid, will deliver the keynote address. For more information, contact Rosemary Krauss, firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-758-4771.
Fifteenth Annual ECSSR Conference: Education and the Requirements of the GCC Labor Market
February 1-3, 2010
Lehigh‘s Dr. Alexander W. Wiseman, associate professor, College of Education and coordination of Comparative and International Education Program, spoke on Global Educational Requirements and the Future of the Labor Market in the GCC during the three-day event, sponsored by the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) and help in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Lehigh University, Mountaintop Campus
Iacocca Tower, Wood Conference Room
9 a.m. to 5:15 pm: Registration and lunch, free of charge
- A small, almost intimate, conference for faculty and graduate students.
- Dedicated to the study of globalization and social change.
- Broad and interdisciplinary, across the humanities and social sciences.
- Time for discussion, questions, conversation, contemplation.
- Opportunities to meet new colleagues, collaborators, and perhaps friends.
- Atop a mountain with spectacular views of the Lehigh Valley.
- Free registration and food in these harsh economic times.
Beyond Aid: Rethinking Approaches to International Development in Education
Steven J. Klees, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Professor: International Education Policy
October 8-9, 2009
There is a heated debate over whether billions of dollars given for educational aid have contributed to educational improvement and equity around the world. Growing skepticism regarding the effectiveness of international aid has government agencies and international organizations re-examining the distribution of aid. At the same time, the emergence of entrepreneurial philanthropists, celebrity donors, and various market-driven approaches to international development have begun to alter the international aid landscape. The conference invites participants to explore possible future directions of aid to education, and asks the following questions:
- Can aid solve longstanding educational development challenges?
- Should we begin to think beyond educational aid by critically analyzing the larger picture of development and the underlying causes of global inequality?
- How can international educational aid be re-conceptualized with a more informed sense of social justice and participatory dialogue?