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IIE Networker Spring 2009: International Education in the Middle East


Spring 2009

Theme: International Education in the Middle East


Best Practices in International Education: 2009 Andrew Heiskell Awards
By Shannon Bishop, IIE

Special Focus: Qatar
Qatarís Outstanding Schools Initiative: A New Model for International Linkages in Education
By Rachel S. Awad and Ibrahim S. Alnaimi, Outstanding Schools Oversight Committee

The Community College of Qatar: New Initiative to Meet Emergent National Educational and Labor Market Goals
By Ibrahim S. Alnaimi and J.P. Das, Community College Steering Committee

Special Focus: United Arab Emirates
Toward a UAE Liberal Studies Stream
By Ken Beatty, Higher Colleges of Technology

New York University Abu Dhabi and the Research University as Global Network
By MariŽt Westermann, New York University


HRH Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan Receives IIE Humanitarian Award

Expanding Education Abroad in the Arab World

By Robert Gutierrez, Amy Hawthorne, Mary Kirk, and Chris Powers

The Middle East as a Study Abroad Destination
By Maria C. Krane, Creighton University

Student Flows from the Middle East: Iranian and Saudi Arabian Students in the United States
By Rachel Marcus, IIE

The Desert as Meeting Place: Where Students from the Middle East and Around the World Come Together
By Susan P. Stern, Ben-Gurion University and Rabbi Michael M. Cohen, Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

A Race to the Top: Helping Jordan Win the Right Race
By Robert G. Ayan, Cambridge Advisors