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The Future Direction of International Affairs Education and Foreign Language Study in the United States

May 07, 2014 // 8:30am3:30pm
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Three panels of academic, industry and government experts examined current developments in international affairs education and foreign language study. Topics included area studies in a globalized world, future direction of funding, and leveraging technology to teach international education.

This conference was organized in partnership with the Henry M. Jackson Foundation, the Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington Jackson School of International Studies, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Location: 
6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
 
Event Sessions: 
AGENDA

8:30-8:45 a.m. Registration with Coffee, Tea and Pastries

8:45-9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Reşat Kasaba, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington 
William Pomeranz, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

9:00-10:30 a.m. Area Studies & International Affairs for the 21st Century

Moderator: Lara Iglitzin, Henry M. Jackson Foundation 
James Goldgeier, American University 
Saadia Pekkanen, Jackson School of International Studies 
William Pomeranz, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholar

10:30–10:45am Coffee and Tea Break

10:45am-12:15pm Future Funding for International Affairs and Foreign Language Education

Moderator: Reşat Kasaba, Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Anand Yang, Jackson School of International Studies 
Eric Larson, United States Army
Sam Eisen, U.S. Department of Defense

12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker Address

Welcome: Jane Harman, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Moderator: Don Hellmann, Jackson School of International Studies 
Robert Gallucci, President, MacArthur Foundation

2:00-3:30 p.m. Creating Global Citizens for the 21st Century

Moderator: Sara Curran, Jackson School of International Studies
John T.S. Keeler, University of Pittsburgh
Vincent Gallucci, Jackson School of International Studies 
Maureen McLaughlin, U.S. Department of Education
Jennifer Butte-Dahl, Jackson School of International Studies

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