CIES Northeast Regional Conference
George Washington University
Washington, DC. November 12-13, 2004



Transitions and Transformations in a Challenged World: Education’s Role



Sponsored by the Washington Consortium for Comparative and International Education and Training


American University

George Washington University

University of Maryland





The global landscape is marked by complex economic, socio-cultural and political shifts and transitions. The proliferation of discourses on war, peace, development, and democracy has posed new challenges to education.  New and complex alignments for global and local action, as well as social activism, have emerged in response to escalating disparity and conflict.


At the level of the nation-state, many countries have undergone transition, but has transition proven to be transformatory? What is the role of education in contexts of violent conflict and deprivation? Is mass education truly speaking to the masses? Does the content of mass education promote positive social, political and economic transformation?


What do we as educators hope to prepare our students for? How do we negotiate the multifaceted connections between the global and the local in our pedagogy, curriculum, research and policies? What actions are people—as teachers, parents, or students-- taking the world over to ensure education advances greater equity rather than deepen injustice?


The CIES Northeast regional division invites educators to join together in Washington, D.C. from November 12 through November 13 for consideration of these important issues.


Conference Registration



Before October 4, 20004

After October 4, 2004




CIES Members



Student Non-Members



Student CIES Members





Checks or money orders are to be made payable to: AU / NECIES Conference.


Mail conference registration and payment to:


Dr. Flavia S. Ramos, Director

International Training and Education Program

Gray Hall 219

American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue

Washington, DC 20016-8072


Call for papers


Panel and Paper Proposals (100 words each with full name, affiliation, phone and email address of all participants) should be sent to CIES Northeast 2004 Conference

Deadline for abstract submission: October 4, 2004.



Conference Organizers


George Washington University of Maryland       American University

William K. Cummings            Steve Klees                       Flavia Ramos

James Williams                   Yan Liu                             Caitlin Haugen

Erin Schlemmer



For further information and program suggestions, feel free to contact:



Venue and Accommodations in Washington, DC


Rooms are available at the State Plaza Hotel, 2117 E St, Washington D.C. (telephone is 202-861-8200) for the discounted rate of $135; mention GWU CIESNE2004 when making a reservation.  The conference will take place at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, 1957 E St, Washington, D.C., near the Foggy Bottom and Farragut West Metro stops.   The conference will begin at 6:00 pm on Friday, November 12 and end at 6:00 pm on Saturday, November 13.  Overhead projectors are available for presentations, but we are unable to accommodate for PowerPoint presentations.



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