Conference on Internationalization of US Education in the 21st Century

Publishing Date: 
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

ASEEES is honored to cosponsor the landmark conference below on the importance of international and foreign language education to the United States, which is being organized by Stephen Hanson, current president of ASEEES and Vice Provost for International Affairs at the College of William and Mary. The conference features distinguished speakers (see below) and a presentation on the state of area studies, based on the survey of area studies association members, including ASEEES members.  The conference will also include speakers who specialize in our world region. You can view the updated preliminary program online here.  

Please register by March 31.  Space is limited!  

Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century: The Future of International and Foreign Language Studies
A Research Conference on National Needs and Policy Implications 
April 11-13, 2014
Williamsburg Lodge, Williamsburg, VA 
Conference Website


Gov John HuntmanGovernor Jon Huntsman, American politician, businessman, and diplomat who served as the 16th Governor of Utah from 2005 to 2009, and as United States Ambassador to Singapore from 1992 to 1993, and China from 2009 to 2011. He has served in the administrations of four U.S. Presidents and was a candidate for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

The Honorable David Obey, United States Representative for Wisconsin's 7th Congressional District from 1969 to 2011, former Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and Senior Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS).

Kurt Kuehn, UPS's Chief Financial Officer, who has been on the front lines of UPS's transformation from a private U.S.-focused small package delivery company to one of the world's largest publicly-traded logistics companies with more than 397,000 employees.

Mark Rosenberg, President, Florida International University. Dr. Rosenberg has served as the fifth president of FIU since August 2009. A political scientist specializing in Latin America, Dr. Rosenberg is the first FIU faculty member to ascend to the university's presidency.

More keynotes by: Thomas Fingar, Distinguished Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, and former Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Analysis and Chairman of the National Intelligence Council; Anthony Jackson, Vice President, Asia Society; Robert Keohane, Professor of International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University; Helena Kolenda, Program Director for Asia, Henry Luce Foundation.