The End of the International Office?
March 28, 2012, 4:01 pm
By Guest Writer
The following is a guest post by Markus Laitinen, head of international affairs at the University of Helsinki. ———————————————————————-
Imagine a university without an international office, internationalization strategy or a committee for internationalization; not really international, right? Not necessarily. For the past eight years the University of Helsinki has had no single office or entity bear the responsibility for internationalization. Today, this approach is sometimes called “mainstreamed” or “[......]
Michael H. Prosser, Public Conversation Interview on Professional, Cultural and Personal Topics with Cui Litang, Shanghai, China, March 29, 2012 [Post 423]
Michael H. Prosser’ biography
Michael H. Prosser, a founder of the academic field of intercultural communication, has taught at universities in Canada, China, Swaziland and the US. In China, he has taught at Yangzhou University, Beijing Language and Culture University, Shanghai International Studies University, and Ocean University of China. Among his fifteen books, five have been or are being published in China, including Steve J. K[......]
Derek Thompson,What’s More Expensive Than
College? Not Going to College, The Atlantic,
March 27, 2012 [Post 422]
By Derek Thompson
There is a cost to not educating young people. The evidence is around us and all over the world.
If you want to feel optimistic about the state of things for unemployed, disengaged, and dissatisfied youths in America, here’s a way. Spin a globe. Stop it with your finger. If you touch land, the overwhelming odds are that the young people in that country are doing much worse.
There are 1.2 billion people betw[......]
Breaking from Newsmax.com
De Borchgrave: Strike Against Iran ‘Strategic Madness’
A U.S. military strike against Iran to prevent Tehran’s mullahs from getting a nuclear bomb would be “the height of strategic madness” because it could escalate rapidly into a regional war, award-winning journalist Arnaud de Borchgrave tells Newsmax.
There is a “50-50 proposition” that the escalating violence in Syria, where President Bashar Assad is waging a bloody crackdown on anti-regime protesters, could spill into other parts of the Middle East and beyond, de Borchgrave said.
“When you look at the[......]
Cui Litang, Shanghai, China, Interview Questions of a Public Conversation Between Cui Litang and Michael H. Prosser, March 28, 2012 [Post 420]
Cui Litang’s Biography
Cui Litang, MA, professional instructor of EFL/ESL, Teaching Chinese as a foreign language and mass communication, multilingual translator, web author and developer, podcaster, with over 25 years of teaching/consultant experiences at colleges, universities and organizations in China and the USA. As a visiting scholar at Green River Community College, he was honored as a cultural ambassador and rewarded with an honorary memb[......]
March 25, 2012
Iraqi Universities Reach a Crossroads
Ambitious plans for reform could be thwarted by sectarian politics
Jamal Penjweny, Novus Select, for The Chronicle
The U. of Baghdad and other Iraqi universities are benefiting from bigger budgets and the return of refugee academics. But Sunnis and secular Shiites worry that academic standards and freedoms are still threatened by sectarianism and religious and political ideology.
By Ursula Lindsey
Eight years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq and a few months after the withdrawal of the military forces from the countr[......]
RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF COMMUNICATION
Volume 4, Numbers 3/4 Summer/Fall 2011 [Post 418]
THE DISCIPLINARY IDENTITY OF THE MEDIA RESEARCHER:
A VIEW FROM ST. PETERSBURG
FROM THE GUEST EDITOR
157 Sergey G. Korkonosenko
159 Sergey G. Korkonosenko
Journalism in Russia as a National Cultural Value
177 Gennady V. Zhirkov
Journalism and Journalism Theory in Russia: A Historical Overview from the 18th to the Early 20th Century
198 Victor A. Sidorov
Theory of Journalism as an Open System
213 Boris Ya. Misonzhnikov
Media Text in Socio-cultural Environm[......]
Foreign Policy: Barack Obama, The White
House, March 2012 [Post 418]
President Obama has pursued national security policies that keep the American people safe, while turning the page on a decade of war and restoring American leadership abroad. Since President Obama took office, the United States has devastated al Qaeda’s leadership. Now, thanks to our extraordinary servicemen and women, we have reached a pivotal moment – as we definitively end the war in Iraq and begin to wind down the war in Afghanistan. Meanwhile, we have refocused on a broader set of priorities arou[......]
Mitt Romney, Expected 2012 US Republican Nominee, on Foreign Policy and Free Trade: Michael H. Prosser, Ph.D., March 26, 2012 [Post 417]
In the current Republican primary election, I believe that only former US Ambassador to China (2009-2011) Jon Huntsman was a worthy national candidate who understood the necessary terms of the US-Chinese relationships and potentially more broadly with US-Russia, US-Japan, US-India, US-Pakistan, US-Afghanistan, US-Iran, US-Iraq, and US-Middle East. Obviously, Republican primary voters did not see this great and sensible perspective of Huntsman’s as making h[......]
March 22, 2012
Ian Wilhelm, Study-Abroad Officials Are Under
More Pressure to Prove Their Programs’ Value,
Chronicle of Higher Education, March 22, 2012
By Ian Wilhelm
What do students gain from studying in other countries?
While there is anecdotal evidence aplenty about the positive—some students say life-changing—effects of a semester in Spain, Thailand, or other parts of the world, study-abroad coordinators are doing more to produce hard data to show the benefits of such excursions.
During a full day of workshops on ways to evaluate study abroad, part[......]