Celebrating International Education Week (November 16, 2020)

November 16, 2020 International Education Week November 16-20, 2020 is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education with the goal to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and […]

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, the challenges ahead (November 10, 2020)

Written by: Fazela Haniff Heading up the Urban Alliance on Race Relations in Toronto in 1990 allowed me to build a career through a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion lens before LinkedIn existed; before it was okay to post likes for sharing examples of nudges or outing racist behavior. With the increased visibility of inclusion challenges, […]

Dreaming of a Brighter and Better Education System (October 1, 2020)

Written by: Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert   Photo: Maui, HI / Jasmin Saidi-Kuehnert If I had a choice as to who would be our next Secretary of Education, it would be either Dr. Jill Biden or Dr. Michael Sorrell, President of Paul Quinn College.  Both have proven years of experience in the field and are genuine about […]

USA: A Potpourri of Accents, Cultures, Languages, and More (August 3, 2020)

Image credit: Korean-Born Artist Sungho Choi explores the inherent cultural diversity of the United States in this cermaic on wood installation titled “My America.” In this week’s blog we would like to share a few interactive maps produced by The Business Insider that show immigration patterns in the U.S. and a few others that show […]

International Students and COVID-19 (April 16, 2020)

Written by: Fazela Haniff In August 2006, I was elected the first woman president of the International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA). It was the beginning of a love affair with the internationalization of higher education that would never leave me. Even today, I am not even working in the sector; I am always […]

Love and Romance: Our 3 Favorites in Music, Literature, Art and Film

February 13th, 2014 Last year for Valentine’s Day we posted a blog on how different cultures and countries celebrate the day. This year, in honor of Valentine’s Day, I’ve invited three of my friends and contributors to ACEI’s AcademicExchange blog to chime in and share their most favorite romantic songs/musical compositions, literary creations, film and […]

OUR RICH ACCESS TO KNOWLEDGE

August 16, 2012 The other night I read–well, actually just perused—Malinowski’s Kiriwina: Fieldwork Photography 1915-1918–an amazing book about the Polish-born father of modern cultural anthropology’s stay in Papua and the Trobiand Islands. He went to New Guinea and studied the inhabitants there with unprecedented rigor. I also listened to an Argentine pianist named Bruno Leonardo […]