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NEWS Inter-American Foundation (IAF) Fellowships The Inter-American Foundation (IAF) was created in 1969 by the United States Congress to fund the self-help initiatives of the organized poor in Latin America and the Caribbean and the groups that directly support them. To complement its work, the IAF has reinstated its Fellowships for candidates for Ph.D. degrees from U.S. universities as they conduct their dissertation research. IAF’s Fellowships are intended to increase awareness of grassroots development efforts while building a community of professionals and scholars knowledgeable in the subject. Fellows examine the efforts of the rural and urban poor to improve their lives, their methods of organization and production, and the policies and programs designed to alleviate their poverty. The IAF disseminates research findings of its Fellows to a broad audience concerned with development. The deadline for the 2010-2011 application cycle is December 31, 2009. For more information, please visit www.iie.org/iaf or e-mail iaffellowships@iie.org. Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility Higher Education on the Move: New Developments in Global Mobility is the second in a new series of Global Education Research Reports published by the Institute of International Education with support from the AIFS Foundation. The first book in this series was: U.S.-China Educational Exchange: Perspectives on a Growing Partnership. Higher Education on the Move explores the scale and nature of mobility, with analysis of specific developments and strategies worldwide that have contributed to its expansion. Authors describe phenomena including the emergence of global rankings, liberalization of the higher education sector through GATS, competitiveness in science and technology, and the Bologna process, and ask how these processes affect the most commonly discussed aspect of international education: the movement of students and scholars across national borders. March 2009. $24.95. Available on IIE’s bookstore at www.iiebooks.org. IIE will release the third book in the Global Education Research Reports series this fall. The book will focus on U.S.-India educational exchange, featuring articles by U.S. and Indian authors on model programs, internationalization, entrepreneurship, and government initiatives. For more information, visit www.iiebooks.org. Juli Hazlewood, pursuing a Ph.D. in Geography at the University of Kentucky, takes notes in an Afro-Ecuadorian community in the canton of San Lorenzo, Ecuador. Her project is entitled “African Oil Palm Plantation Expansion and Geographies of Hope along the Northwestern Frontier of Ecuador.” The Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East The 5th annual Victor J. Goldberg IIE Prize for Peace in the Middle East was presented to Nimrod Goren, Director of the Young Israeli Forum for Cooperation, and Hakam Jadallah, Director of the Palestinian Youth Forum for Cooperation for their joint initiative, Fresh Start. Their awardwinning work develops the leadership capacity of young Palestinian and Israeli professionals to address conflict and find ways to take collective action for a better, more peaceful future. The Goldberg Prize was created by IIE Trustee Victor J. Goldberg to recognize outstanding work being conducted jointly by two individuals, one Arab and one Israeli, working together to advance the cause of peace in the Middle East. According to Mr. Goldberg, “The intent of this award is to recognize innovation and reward those who are courageous and committed enough to work together to overcome the religious, cultural, ethnic, and political issues which divide the Middle East. We hope not only to recognize significant work being conducted today, but also to inspire others to join together across these divides to advance the cause of peace in the coming years.” For more information, visit www.IIE.org/goldbergprize. IIE’s Chief Operating Officer, Peggy Blumenthal (left), joined Mr. Goldberg (right) to present 2009 winners Nimrod Goren and Hakam Jadallah (center right) with the $10,000 Prize at the June 23 ceremony at Talitha Kumi in Beit Jala. 8 http://www.iie.org/iaf http://www.iiebooks.org http://www.IIE.org/goldbergprize http://www.iiebooks.org

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