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Center for International and Intercultural Education to Host Conference

Posted Oct, 15, 2009

The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education will host the 2009 Midwest Regional Conference for the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) on Oct. 23 and 24 at Kent State University.

This year’s CIES conference, Current Research and Activism in Comparative International Education, will help to advance the legacy of Kent State Professor Gerald H. Read, one of the founding members of CIES.

More than 50 educational graduate students and faculty members from Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio will attend the annual CIES conference this year, which will feature speakers from Venezuela, Turkey, Morocco and several Asian counties. There also will be a CIES archives presentation about Gerald H. Read’s life, a special feature on the World Congress of Comparative Education in Istanbul, Turkey, during Summer 2009, and Gita Steiner-Khamsi, president of CIES, will speak about the Comparison as the Policy Tool in an Era of Globalization.

The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education serves as an international and intercultural resource for students and faculty of the College and Graduate School of Education, Health and Human Services and to the greater Kent and world community. The mission of the Center is to promote actively international and intercultural activities that will broaden intellectual perspectives, and, thereby, foster deeper ethical and humanitarian values while establishing person-to-person relationships that span international borders.

For more information on the CIES 2009 Midwest Conference, visit

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Linda Robertson,, 330-672-0563
Vilma Seeberg,, 330-672-0604