Friday, March 10, 2017

International Higher Education Consulting Blog a project by David Comp


International Higher Education Consulting Blog provides timely news and informational pieces, predominately from a U.S. perspective, that are of interest to both the international education and public diplomacy communities. From time to time, International Higher Education Consulting Blog will post thought provoking pieces to challenge readers and to encourage comment and professional dialogue.

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I currently work as the Associate Director of International Programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Prior to my position at Chicago Booth, I worked as the Senior Adviser for International Initiatives in The College and an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs, both at The University of Chicago.  I also serve as a Study Abroad Research Consultant for the Center for Global Education at California State University at Dominguez Hills.  Additionally, I have taught online for The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. I serve on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE), as assistant/copy editor for the Journal of International Students, as a Peer Reviewer for Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and I have co-authored several book chapters, journal articles and reports on international education topics.  Additionally, I publish the International Higher Education Consulting Blog, one of six blogs worldwide selected by the New York Times editors to feed into the International Education section of the New York Times online for nearly four years until they built up enough content.  I have also served on multiple task forces and committees of The Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA: Association of International Educators and am currently a board member of the Fund for Education Abroad. I received my B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, my M.S. in Family Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and my Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Comparative and International Education from Loyola University Chicago. The opinions expressed are my own, and they do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of my employer. Download CV

Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Big Citation of a Recent IHEC Blog Post

Hameed Khalid Darweesh was an Iraqi translator for U.S. forces who entered the U.S. on a valid visa and was detained at JFK for ~18 hours shortly after President Trump’s first immigration executive order was issued.
The AAU Brief [which is a good read] is available at:
My IHEC Blog Post is available at
1st screenshot is of the top of page 1 of the brief and the 2nd screenshot is of the footnote citation of my blog post on the bottom of page 3.

UWEC Celebrates it's  [JB  - sic] Centennial - This Week The Center for International Education is Highlighted

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As part of the CIE’s celebration wee, we are highlighting UWEC alumni that have gone into the field of international education.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

NAFSA's New Executive Director & CEO Esther Brimmer will be on Facebook Live tomorrow, March 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. (EST)

According to NAFSA:  

"Dr. Brimmer will outline current NAFSA initiatives and actions that the organization is taking to help international educators achieve success in their practice and for their campus. She will address state-of-day issues and answer selected questions."

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March 1, 1961 - President Kennedy signed an executive order establishing the Peace Corps

On October 14, 1960 at 2:00am, Senator John F. Kennedy speaks to ~10,000 students at the University of Michigan proposes the idea of the Peace Corps. You can read more about this historic speech via the Founding Moment page of the Peace Corps website.  
You can listen to Kennedy's speech below:

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Very welcome sign from the U.S. Department of State

Very welcome sign from the U.S. Department of State as they are continuing to issue Media Notes from the Office of the Spokesperson on international educational and cultural exchanges.
See "U.S. Entrepreneurs Travel to Latin America and the Caribbean for YLAI Reverse Exchange Program" from today [Feb. 15, 2017] at

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