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The Academic Profession in Palestine
with Hala Taweel

Interviewed May 18, 2008

Dr. Hala Taweel is the president and co-founder of the University of the Middle East Project, based in Cambridge, MA. She recently received her Ph.D. in higher education administration from Boston College. Dr. Taweel also holds Master's degrees from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Paris 8 University in France, as well as a Diploma in Diplomatic and Strategic Studies from the Center for Law and Defense at Paris V University. She's also a member of the board of trustees of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. Dr. Taweel is originally from Palestine and her recently completed doctoral dissertation focused specifically on the Palestinian academic profession. 

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Humanities and Social Science Education in Hong Kong and East Asia
with Kai-ming Cheng

Interviewed May 8, 2008

Dr. Kai-Ming Cheng is a professor and chair of education in the faculty of education at the University of Hong Kong (UHK). He is also a special advisor to UHK's vice-chancellor on the subject of fundraising. Dr. Cheng was a visiting professor of education at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education from 1996 through 2003, during which time he also served as the Pro-Vice Chancellor of UHK. Dr. Cheng has consulted widely on the subject of education planning and administration around the world, and has held visiting appointments at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, the Chinese National Academy of Education Administration, and Peking University, among other institutions. 

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World Class and Research Universities in Asia and Latin America
with Jorge Balán

Interviewed February 28, 2008

Dr. Jorge Balán was a senior program officer at the Ford Foundation from 1998 until 2007, responsible for the higher education portfolio there. He currently serves as a senior researcher at the Center for the Study of State and Society (CEDES) in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is a visiting scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Dr. Balán is co-editor of a 2007 book entitled World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America (Johns Hopkins University Press).

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IAU Global Survey Report on Internationalization of Higher Education
with Jane Knight

Interviewed December 5, 2007

Dr. Jane Knight is an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto, affiliated with the Comparative, International and Development Education Centre, which is housed within the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. She has written extensively on the subject of internationalization within higher education, particularly in terms of concepts and strategies. Jane Knight has played a leadership role with four international teams conducting regional studies on the internationalization of higher education--in Europe and North America, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Africa. Currently, Dr. Knight is a 2007-2008 Fulbright New Century Scholar, focusing her research efforts on the effects of cross-border education delivery on higher education access.

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Special Video Supplement:
Cost, Access, and Equity in Higher Education: American and International Perspectives
with Bridget Terry Long and D. Bruce Johnstone

Published November 30, 2007

On November 30, 2007, Bridget Terry Long of Harvard University and D. Bruce Johnstone of SUNY Buffalo delivered keynote addresses at Boston College for the 2007 Monan Symposium, which focused on issues of higher education cost, access, and equity around the world. This event was co-sponsored by the Fulbright New Century Scholars (NCS) Program, and also featured presentations 2007-2008 NCS participants Claire Callendar of the University of London, Jane Knight of the University of Toronto, and Anthony Welch of the University of Sydney.

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