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The launching conference
for the University Linkages
Program held in Baghdad
in June 2010; pictured from
left to right are: Sandra
Davis, vice president and
Director of the Center for
Academic Partnerships,
AED; Ali Salah, President,
Tikrit University (Tikrit
was partnered with Ball
State University in the ULP
program); Kenneth Holland,
dean of the Rinker Center
for International Programs,
Ball State University; Dlawer
Abdulazeez Aladeen,
minister of higher education
and scientific research;
Christopher R. Hill, U.S.
ambassador to Iraq; and
Gary Gaffield, director of
the Iraq University Linkages
Program, AED, who is
now assistant provost for
international partnerships at
the University of Kentucky.

that want to help. We couldn't have put together the
engineering program without Colorado. UCLA is providing invaluable training and expertise. It has been
fashionable to trot out these types of partnerships,
without a lot of substance to them, but I think these
partnerships actually have some teeth to them."
In some cases partnerships have resulted from
the long tradition of outstanding foreign academics
attending U.S. institutions or teaching there. "The
relationship with Boulder developed because our
president was at one point in his career a professor of humanities at Boulder involved in a project
to teach humanities to engineering students," Long
says. "While he was there, he developed a personal
relationship with Dr. Clough."
In tallying up the successes of programs like the
ULP, the importance of focus becomes important, say

Gary Gaffield, assistant provost for international partnerships at the University of Kentucky and the former
project director of the ULP program for FHI 360.
"Having clearly defined goals is particularly important in the Iraqi context, we have found," Gaffield says.
"Without them, you can spend enormous amounts of
energy and be disappointed with the results. We found,
for example, that the Iraqis had priorities of their own
that were different from those of the Linkages Program.
Many were interested in getting advanced degrees and
working with Americans to co-author peer-reviewed
articles, whereas the Linkages Program was more focused on capacity-building projects that would develop
the university as a whole, such as career centers."

Partnerships Set the Stage for
Greater Collaboration
Some ULP programs have already blossomed into
more extensive relationships.
Recently, the University of Missouri at Columbia,
which participates in a ULP program with the University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq, signed an MOU with
the Ministry of Higher Education, says Vlad Likholetov, director of International Partnerships & Initiatives
at the University of Missouri College of Engineering.
The MOU includes 12 Iraqi universities encouraged to

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A December 2010 meeting to discuss higher education reform in the Kurdistan regional government in Iraq. The participants, from left to right are: Shahla
Al Kli, a senior adviser to the Kurdistan Parliament; Gary Gaffield, then Director of the University Linkages Program for AED and now assistant provost for
international partnerships at the University of Kentucky; Sandra Davis, former vice president and director of the Center for Academic Partnerships, AED;
and Kamal Kirkuki, speaker of the Kurdistan Parliament.



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International Educator - November/december 2013
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Core Values
Reawakening Higher Education in Iraq
University of South Florida: What's in a Name? The World
Foreign Student Affairs
View From Out Here
Forum
In Focus
Supplement
When a Student Dies Abroad
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International Educator - November/December 2013 - In Brief
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