International Education Week (IEW) is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of State is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn and exchange experiences.
Calendar of IEW Events at ED
The Role of Global and Cultural Competencies in National Security and Diplomacy
Please join us on November 6th for a special event in the lead-up to IEW, which will include a series of TED-style talks and a panel moderated by Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs. The event will take place from 10:00-12:00 and will also be live streamed.
- 10:00-10:15 Introduction: Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs
- 10:15-10:25 Ed Talk 1: Midshipman Danielle Benoit, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 2018
- 10:25-10:35 Ed Talk 2: Daniele Massey, 2013 Department of Defense Education Activity, Teacher of the Year
- 10:35-10:45 Ed Talk 3: Robert Greene Sands, PhD, Norwich University
- 10:45-10:55 Ed Talk 4: Margaret Hug, Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State
- 11:00-11:30 Panel Discussion: Maureen McLaughlin, Moderator; with Blakeney Vásquez, Western Hemisphere Affairs, Department of State
- 11:30-12:00 Q&A
Location: U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC. There is metered parking near the building (quarters required). The nearest Metro station is L’Enfant Plaza. Exit at 7th Street and Maryland Avenue.
Please RSVP by 5:00pm, Monday, October 30 by sending your name and organization to InternationalAffairs@ed.gov. Seating is limited. You must bring a government-issued photo ID to enter the building.
Adding a Global Dimension to Your School or Classroom
The Department of Education — in collaboration with the Title VI National and Language Resource Centers for international and foreign language education at The George Washington University, Georgetown University and Howard University — invites you to a workshop for K-12 teachers and administrators wishing to help their students develop the global and cultural competencies critical for success in the 21st century.
The workshop will take place on Monday, November 13th, 1:00-4:00pm, at the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC. Seating is limited.
Please register at Eventbrite. You will receive further details by email after you complete registration. You must bring a government-issued photo ID to enter the building.
Why Global and Cultural Competencies Matter