Boston College’s celebration of International Education Week, November 12-16, will include campus conversations with National Immigration Forum Executive Director Ali Noorani, Jordanian Ambassador to Washington Karim Kawar, and Yoshiaki Terumichi, president of Sophia University in Japan, as well as an alumni panel discussion on social impact careers and a range of other events and activities.

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IEW, created in 2000 by the U.S. departments of State and Education, emphasizes the importance of increasing knowledge and awareness of the world’s cultures, peoples, and languages, and affirms the critical role international education plays at Boston College and elsewhere.

This year’s IEW theme at BC is “Embracing Challenging Conversations: Moving Towards Reconciliation Locally, Nationally, and Globally,” which invites members of the University community to consider how they might come together to approach global issues that are uncomfortable, contentious, divisive, or troubling—on campus and beyond.

IEW 2018 at Boston College is a collaborative effort organized by a wide array of University departments and offices, under the direction of the offices of International Programs and International Students and Scholars.

Among event highlights is an exhibition of photos submitted by international students on display until November 30 at the Level One Gallery in O’Neill Library.

View the full schedule for International Education Week at Boston College here.

University Communications | November 2018