Tag Archives: United States

Visual sociology in Moldova: University students and advertisements

This post comes to you from Chisinau, the capital city of Moldova. I am here conducting interviews for my dissertation research on the relationship of international scholarship programs and national social and economic development. (If you’re interested, I can tell you more.) … Continue reading

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Diaspora in Higher Education Development

While flying Air France recently, I flipped through their in-flight magazine and came upon this figure: “$300 billion: The amount of money sent by émigrés all over the world back to their country of origin every year – triple the … Continue reading

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Where do those U.S. Doctorates go?

Training of future faculty, researchers, and private and non-profit leaders often happens at foreign universities. “Bright young things,” my tongue-and-cheek term for highly intelligent and talented youth, leave their home countries for the best education they can receive and world-class … Continue reading

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University partnerships + new research uncovering challenges

There is a relatively new initiative by USAID that has the same name as this blog. Well, almost the same name. Higher Education for Development (HED) is a joint initiative of USAID and the US Department of State to manage “innovative partnerships … Continue reading

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Water at the crossroads of higher education + international development

From August 26th to 31st, the World Water Week Conference was held in Stockholm. Here is a short summary of some of the big issues and warnings. We need to start collecting and reusing the water we have now. We need to … Continue reading

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A U.S. Liberal College Partnership for Palestine

Satellite campuses or international branch campuses – or as I prefer to call them, “outpost campuses” – are a relatively new endeavor. Wikipedia tells me that branch campuses worldwide grew from 35 before 1999 to 162 in 2009. And it seems … Continue reading

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Follow-Up: After you study abroad, you become president

On August 17th, I wrote a post, After you study abroad, you become president. My audacious title attempted to encapsulate my own wonder about the link between foreign study and leadership, especially in contexts where the leader can influence his or … Continue reading

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