Feb 07, 2020
Humboldt State University is celebrating its 20th year participating in International Education Week, Feb. 10-14.
International Education Week.This series of events, co-sponsored by the College of Extended Education and Global Engagement, will feature a number of student and faculty led presentations, films, and other social events. This global event is a joint initiative between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education.
“We do a whole week of programming, whereas a lot of other campuses just put on one event or a couple days of activities,” says Alison Holmes, Program Leader and Professor of International Studies. “This year we have more than 45 hours of programming and more than 50 presenters participating in the event.”
Keynote speaker Ella Watson-Stryker will be presenting The Complicated Policy Intersection of Migration/Asylum Issues and the Humanitarian Goals of Independence and Impartiality on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room. Originally from Humboldt County, Watson has worked a wide variety of jobs in several countries including consulting on polio eradication for the World Health Organization and teaching public health and social sciences to Shan youth in Burma. Watson-Stryker was among the ebola fighters named Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2014.
International Education Week showcases research and informs students about various clubs and programs on campus that can connect them to the rest of the world. One unit of credit is also available in seven different subjects to those who have registered for the IEW colloquium.
“International Education Week is absolutely about being rooted in the community and reaching for the world,” saysHolmes. “Trying to make those connections from the local to the global is more important than ever.”
Sponsors of International Education Week include the Academic and Career Advising Center, Center for International Programs, the College of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences, the College of Extended Education & Global Engagement, the International Studies Program, the HSU Library, the Centers for Academic Excellence, and the Global Connections Club.