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International Education Summit
Princeton University
October 27, 2004

AGENDA

Agenda Goals: raise awareness of the importance of international education; highlight best practices; reach out to all constituents; garner support; and gather information to develop a five-year plan.

8:00-9:00

Registration
Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:30

Welcome and Introductions

Anne Marie Slaughter, Dean
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs,

Bert G. Kerstetter '66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University

Dwight Pfennig, Deputy Commissioner

Kathleen Dietz, Chair, International Education Steering Committee, NJ State Board of Education

Arnold Hyndman, President
NJ State Board of Education

William L. Librera, Commissioner

Lucille Davy, Special Counsel to the Governor for Education

9:30-9:45

Why Does International Education Matter In New Jersey’s Schools?

The Honorable Rush Holt

9:45-10:45

Roundtable Discussion: Why International Education is Important: The Business Perspective

Vivien Stewart, Executive Director, National Coalition on Asia and International Studies in the Schools

Bernhard Kohlmeier, Director of Localization Futures, Microsoft Corporation

Rafiq Bengali, CEO, Americas and Europe, National Bank of Pakistan

10:45- 11:00 Break
11:00-11:30

Meeting the Goals of International Education PreK-2

Sesame Muppet Rosita and Gary E. Knell, President and CEO, Sesame Workshop

11:30-12:30

Panel: Implementing International Education K-20

Panelists: Martha Abbott, immediate past-president, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages; Robert Shamy, Supervisor of Social Studies, East Brunswick, NJ; Carol Joyce, Princeton School District Social Studies teacher and participant in ‘03 Germany exchange; Dr. Ana Maria Shuhmann, Dean, College of Education, Kean University; Dr. Terrence O’Connor, Dean, School of Education, The College of New Jersey

12:30- 1:45 Luncheon
1:45- 2:45

Panel: State Projects in International Education K-20

Panelists: Ed Gragert, iEARN; Andrew Smith, President, American Forum on Global Education;; Myriam Met, Director, National Capitol Foreign Language Center; Christine Brown, Director of Foreign Languages and ELL, Glastonbury Public Schools and Co-chair 2005 Year of Languages Working Committee

2:45- 3:45

Town Meeting: Implementing International Education in New Jersey: Barriers, Challenges and Solutions

Facilitator: Steve Adubato, New Jersey Network Town Caucus

3:45-4:45

Special Meeting with Foreign Embassies, Language Organization Representatives, and Heritage Language Commissions
(Room TBA)

Acknowledgements:

The Department of Education wishes to acknowledge Miguel Centeno, Director of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies and John Webb, Director of the Princeton University Office of Teacher Preparation, that have graciously co-sponsored this event. Partial funding for the summit was provided by the Longview Foundation.