IIE Networker - Fall 2009 - (Page 7)

A MESSAGE FROM ALLAN E. GOODMAN, President and Chief Executive Officer, IIE International Education in Latin America and the Caribbean THIS ISSUE OF IIENetworker highlights the role of Latin America in international education and provides a wide range of perspectives on the innovative programs and partnerships in this region. It is the third in our special five-part series that explores international education efforts in specific world regions. IIE, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, has a long history of building bridges between the United States and Latin America. IIEadministered programs and activities in the region help train current and future Latin American leaders, reaching out to underserved student populations, fostering transformation through teaching English, and advancing social justice. IIE’s Latin America office, based in Mexico City, tion) Thomas Buntru discusses the impact of the economic crisis, security concerns and the H1N1 virus on study abroad to Mexico. Robert Garris, from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, highlights a new dual degree partnership with Brazil for graduate students in public policy and business. Our special feature looks at innovative international education initiatives supported by governments in Chile, Colombia and Argentina and through the Organization of American States. A section on the Caribbean highlights the U.S.-Haiti Higher Education Project as well as best practices for recruiting Caribbean students. A presentation from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs by IIE, which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, has a long history of building bridges between the United States and Latin America hosts the Regional Educational Advising Coordinator for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean and the region’s largest EducationUSA Center, supported by the U.S. Department of State. It also administers a range of scholarship and training programs, including the GE Foundation Scholar Leaders Program, the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP), and the U.S. Department of State’s English Access Micro Scholarship Program. I encourage you to read more about our Latin America regional office and programs in the “IIE Program Profile” on page 50. In this issue, AMPEI’s (Mexican Association for International EducaMarianne Craven, Managing Director of Academic Programs, outlines the policy priorities of the new administration and how they affect public diplomacy and academic exchange. And Joan Dassin, Executive Director of the International Fellowships Fund, discusses the profound impact the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program has in promoting social justice in Latin America. Finally, I invite you to read the interview with President Luis Guzman-Barron of Pontifica Universidad Católica del Perú, the latest in our President’s Interview Series. I hope these articles inspire you in your work and suggest ways we can ■ collaborate together. 7

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

IIE Networker - Fall 2009
Message from Allan E. Goodman
Public Diplomacy and Academic Exchange: Policy Priorities of the New Administration
Student Mobility Trends in Latin America
Promoting Inclusiveness in Higher Education in Latin America: A Policy Response
IIENetworker University Presidents Interview Series
Student Recruitment in the Caribbean: New Strategies for Cooperation
Bridging Borders: A Project for the Development and Diversification of Higher Learning Institutions in the United States and Haiti
Recent Challenges to Study Abroad in Mexico: Economic Crisis, Security Risks, H1N1
Special Feature: International Education Initiatives in Latin America
New York City and Sao Paulo, Public Policy and Business: A New Dual Degree Partnership
The Browser: Advertisers' Index
IIE Program Profile: The IIE Regional Office for Latin America

IIE Networker - Fall 2009