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Webinar: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Frameworks for Considering Affirmative Action, Access and Education Abroad

October 31, 2013 2:00 pm

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Webinar: Historical Legacies and Contemporary Frameworks for Considering Affirmative Action, Access and Education Abroad
OVERVIEW

Although the U.S. Supreme Court remanded the case of Fisher v. University of Texas to a lower court for further review, the justices laid out a new, tougher, set of rules for using race that require universities first to examine "race-neutral alternatives."  Whether affirmative action policies are outlawed or upheld by the Court, we as study abroad professionals can also ask the question, "Does affirmative action matter to study abroad, and if it does what will we do if the policies toward affirmative action change?"


Webinar Goals

This presentation aims to:
  • Provide a brief history of affirmative action in American higher education.
  • Explore a short history of diversity efforts in study abroad.
  • Discuss the impact of these policies on study abroad.

Who Should Attend

International education professionals, advisors, and other education professionals are strongly encouraged to attend.


INSTRUCTOR

Eduardo Contreras
Harvard Graduate School of Education

Eddie is an advanced doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the origins, development and spread of study abroad programs within American higher education and in relation to U.S. federal policies in the 20th century. Before returning to graduate school, he worked on web development, community outreach, study abroad advising and faculty-led study abroad program development at the University of Texas at Austin. In 2005, he co-founded UT’s first student mentor program aimed at increasing the number of underrepresented students studying abroad. He served as an advisory board member for Diversity Abroad from 2006 to 2008.


REGISTRATION

Registration for this webinar is free to members and non-members. Follow this link to register.


Contact

Diversity Abroad Network
1731 Delaware Street
Suite 100
Berkeley, CA 94703

E: members@diversitynetwork.org
P: +1 510-982-0635 ext. 704
F: +1 866-309-8612

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