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Upcoming CGE Presentations on International Education Issues

Multiple CGE faculty/staff will be presenting at upcoming events and conferences.

Up first is Academic Director and Mexico Site Director, Ann Lutterman-Aguilar.  Ann often brings CGE’s messages of reciprocity and social justice to the wider international education and community.  Her expertise and advocacy led to an invitation from Illinois State University (Normal, IL) to present on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship at their International Studies Seminar Series on February 18.

CGE Director, Regina McGoff, will be a panelist on an upcoming talk titled, Modernizing U.S.-Cuba Relations Summit.  The event is hosted by U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar at the University of Minnesota on Monday, February 23rd. It is free and open to the public.

Dean Eric Canny will be presenting for NAFSA: Association of International Educators during a webinar called Orientation for the Changing Student.  Eric and his co-presenter, Nasha Lewis (Virginia Commonwealth University), will touch upon orientation strategies for “non-traditional” students and the effectiveness of virtual methods.  They will also discuss the importance of delivering cross-cultural preparation amidst the growing focus on logistical information.  Join Eric and Nisha on March 19 from 3-4:30 (EST) – register at the above link.

Lucy Hardaker will co-present at the Wisconsin Association of International Educator’s regional conference on March 20th. Her presentation, titled, The Definitive Ranking of Working in Education Abroad vs. International Student Services will be aimed at new and aspiring professionals in the field of international education. More details can be found online at WAIE’s conference webpage.

Academic Programs Abroad Coordinator, Margaret Anderson, will co-facilitate a roundtable dialogue at the Forum on Education Abroad conference.  The session topic is How Far Do You Go to Make it Work?: Bringing the Disability Debate to the Table.   The session will address laws, terrain, architecture and other barriers that can make it difficult to accommodate students with access issues in certain study abroad programs.  Roundtable participants will explore when barriers might preclude certain students from participating and when changes should and can be made to provide accommodation.  The Forum Conference will take place in New Orleans from March 25-27.

Along with Dulce Monterrubio, Augsburg’s Director of Latin@ Student Services, Andrea Dvorak, Assistant Director of Augsburg Abroad and Faculty-Led Programs Coordinator, will present at the Diversity Abroad conference.  Their session, Breaking Barriers: Off-campus Options for DACA and Students with Various Immigration Statuses, will occur on March 24.