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Welcome from the Director, Dr. Beverly Shaklee

The Center for International Education (CIE) is housed in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University (Mason). CIE is committed to developing international partnerships, delivering high quality academic programs and building the capacity of domestic and international institutions to better serve children, family, community and educators.

Mason is situated in the heart of the Washington, DC metropolitan area, and was recently named as the most diverse campus in the United States. Within this context, the Center for International Education believes that education provides the means to bring together the richness of diverse populations, to improve opportunities for all people and to transform our world.


  • Sydney Merz is the 2014 Trish Ighile Award Winner
    In memory of doctoral student Trish Ighile, the Center for International Education is proud to announce the establishment of an award in her name in recognition of a student who has shown exemplary service and involvement with the Center for International Education Trish was specializing in International Education and ESL. She also worked in international schools, especially in Nigeria, where she led schools for many years. Read More »
  • International Visitor Leadership Program
    The International Visitor Leadership Program was on the George Mason University campus on Thursday, May 15, 2014 to discuss internationalizing curriculum with CEHD Center for International Education faculty, Drs. Rebecca Fox and Supriya Baily.
  • Making Room For More Indira Gandhis: The Evolution Of Women Leaders In Local Elections
    On November 19th, 2013 CIE faculty Dr. Supriya Baily will speak at Drexel University as part of the School of Education’s Global Education Colloquium.
  • International Teacher Education Conference
    The International Teacher Education Conference will take place February 5-7, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. There is a call for papers and posters/demonstrations that offer new research or theoretical contributions. Presenters who are unable to attend the conference are welcome to make video presentations. The proposal and abstract submission deadline is January 24, 2014.
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)’s Global Summit on Childhood
    ACEI’s Global Summit on Childhood will examine the societal changes that may provide opportunities for or threaten a positive childhood experience for the world's children. ACEI welcomes presentation proposals on practice, policy, and research from a variety of sectors. The Global Summit on Childhood will take place April 10-13, 2014 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
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