Higher Education Exchange between America and the Middle by Bevis

By Bevis

This ebook, the second one of 2 volumes, offers a entire examine the wealthy and colourful background of upper schooling alternate among the U.S. and the international locations of the center East. Twenty-first century advancements, and the present scope and personality of upper schooling trade among the US and the center East are explored.

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The reversal of fortune failed to dampen her resolve. Working in concert with 22 other distinguished educators, theologians, and writers, Thompson turned her attention to the founding of an organization, one that would be strongly committed to peace and to the lessening of tensions in the Middle East. Its goal would be to advance good relations between its countries and the United States. 31 The founding members were a diverse and influential group that included William Aiken, professor of history at Lehigh University, Millar Burrows of Yale, H.

During this crisis many relationships between the Middle East and the United States were reshuffled, including their academic connections. As war developed out of the crisis in the Gulf, orders for educational materials on the Arab world surged, items like their teaching map of the MENA region in especially high demand. With only temporary interruptions in country office services, AMIDEAST helped students and institutions recover from the crisis. The year 1995 finally rewarded those in the business of recovering lost enrollments with some real encouragement, as it marked the second year in a row that the numbers of students from the MENA region were up, reversing a downward trend of nearly 15 years.

In Iran, educational institutions were beginning to include the study of the “American experience” in their new programs, as the National University of Tehran was formulating plans to launch a Department of American Studies in their School of International Studies. In the past most American studies offerings in the Middle East had focused on history or 32 ● Higher Education Exchange between America and the Middle East literature, but now new attention would be given to the study of US economics and its business culture.

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