IIE Networker - Spring 2009 - (Page 7)

A MESSAGE FROM ALLAN E. GOODMAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE International Education in the Middle East THIS YEAR, THE Institute of International Education marks its 90th anniversary. The world has changed in many ways since 1919, but IIE’s core mission of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries remains critical to ensuring peace and prosperity in our world. We would like to thank all of our colleagues at the IINetwork member institutions – now 1,000 colleges and universities around the world – for the important role that they have played in IIE’s history. The IIENetworker magazine launched a four-part series that explores international education efforts in specific world regions, beginning with last fall’s Africa issue. This second issue of the series focuses on international education in the Middle East and provides perspectives on the range of innovative programs and partnerships in this region. dent’s Interview for this issue features a conversation with President Edward Guiliano of the New York Institute of Technology, which was the first licensed non-profit university in Abu Dhabi. IIE’s Center for Leadership Excellence in Cairo and IIE initiatives in the Middle East, such as the Women in Technology Program, are helping to build capacity in the region. Partnerships with the Qatar Foundation and Higher Colleges of Technology reflect the Institute’s commitment to promoting international dialogue and cross-border collaboration to address global challenges like fighting poverty, protecting the environment, and sustaining peace. Read more about IIE’s efforts in the Middle East in the new “IIE Program Profile” section on page 50 which will be a recurring feature in future issues of IIENetworker. IIE’s core mission of increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries remains critical to ensuring peace and prosperity in our world. Highlighting new educational developments in Qatar, two articles by Dr. Ibrahim Alnaimi and his colleagues discuss Qatar’s Outstanding School Initiative and the creation of the Community College of Qatar. Looking at the United Arab Emirates, Ken Beatty, Chair of Liberal Studies at the Higher Colleges of Technology discusses HCT’s emphasis on liberal arts, and Mariët Westermann, Vice Chancellor for Regional Campus Development at New York University discusses her institution’s experience in establishing a branch campus in Abu Dhabi. Other articles focus on higher education developments in Jordan and Israel, student mobility trends, and study abroad. The PresiFinally, please join me in congratulating the 2009 winners of IIE’s Andrew Heiskell Awards for Innovation in International Education: Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis, Champlain College, Universidad de Monterrey, Clemson University, The University of Kansas, and Scottsdale Community College, as well as those who received honorable mentions. You can read about the winning initiatives on pages 16-19, and they will be highlighted at IIE’s 2009 Best Practices Conference. We hope that the Heiskell Awardwinning programs and the articles in this issue of IIENetworker provide practical resources and inspiration for your work in the year ahead. ■ 7

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IIE Networker - Spring 2009

IIE Networker - Spring 2009
 Message from Allan E. Goodman
 IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series: Edward Guiliano, President of New York Institute of Technology
 Best Practices in International Education: 2009 Andrew Heiskell Awards
 HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan Receives IIE Humanitarian Award
 Qatar's Outstanding Schools Initiative: A New Model for International Linkages in Education
 The Community College of Qatar: New Initiative to Meet Emergent National Educational and Labor Market Goals
 Toward a UAE Liberal Studies Stream
 New York University Abu Dhabi and the Research University as Global Network
 Expanding Education Abroad in the Arab World
 The Middle East as a Study Abroad Destination
 Student Flows from the Middle East: Iranian and Saudi Arabian Students in the United States
 The Desert as Meeting Place: Where Students from the Middle East and Around the World Come Together
 A Race to the Top: Helping Jordan Win the Right Race
 The Browser: Index of Advertisers
 IIE Program Profile: IIE's Work in the MENA Region

IIE Networker - Spring 2009