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IIE Annual Report 2009

IIE Annual Report 2009

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Institute of International Education
 Morethan90Yearsof Opening MindstotheWorl
®
 Annual Report 2009
Creating Mutual Understanding  Educating Global Citizens Developing Leaders Providing EmergencyAssistance to Scholars Internationalizing Higher Education
 
CONTENTS
Message From the Chairman and President 1Highlights of theYear 2Creating Mutual Understanding 4
The Fulbright Program
Educating Global Citizens 6Developing Leaders 10Providing EmergencyAssistance to Scholars 14
 IIE’s Scholar Rescue Fund 
Advancing Social Justice 15
 Ford Foundation International  Fellowships Program
IIEs Global Network 16Internationalizing Higher Education 18Connecting With Communities 22Financials 23Serving Sponsors 24Giving to the Institute 26
Special Events in NewYork 
27
Scholar Rescue Fund 
28
 Endowments and Special Funds
29
Giving to IIE’s Regional Centers
30RegionalAdvisory Boards 31Board ofTrustees 32
Peace and prosperity 
around theworld depend on increasing the capacityof people to think and work on a globaland intercultural basis. As technologyopens borders, educational andprofessional exchange opens minds.
Institute of International Education
 An independent nonprofit founded in 1919,IIE is among the world’s largest and mostexperienced international education andtraining organizations. IIE is committed todelivering program excellence to a diverserange of participants, sponsors and donors.
Our mission
Promoting closer educational relationsbetween the people of the United Statesand those of other countries.
Strengthening and linking institutionsof higher learning globally.
Rescuing threatened scholars andadvancing academic freedom.
Building leadership skills and enhancingthe capacity of individuals andorganizations to address local andglobal challenges.
GLOBAL NETWORK
1,000 Member Institutions640 Staff Worldwide32 Offices andRepresentatives
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
More than
26,000 Participants250 Programs175 Countries200 Sponsors
 
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Message From the Chairman and President
The Institutes work to d velop global l aders, interna ionalize hi her duca ion, and r scu scholars encoura es peace, prosp rity and sci ntific progr ss around he world.The renowned Fulbright Program which IIE has th honor to administ r on b half of theU.S. Department of Stat r mains on of he most ff ctiv and responsive compon ntsof U.S. public diplomacy, continuously expandin to s rv new acad mic and community par ners.Applications and int r st in Fulbrigh are at a historic high.These opportunities translat into lif -chan in xp rienc s f r tomorrow’s l aders.The pro rams w administ r on b half of public and private sponsors ncoura civicn ag m nt and mutual understanding. Th are critical to promoting workf rcdev lopment ood overnanc and g nder equity; and they are utilizing social m diato conn ct emer ing l aders worldwid o forge solutions to critical probl ms.W ar esp cially pl as d that IIEs programs in th Middle East, made possible through public and privat inv stm nts in hi her duca ion and trainin in such countries as SaudiArabia th UnitedArab Emirates Qa ar Jordan and Egypt are h lping to build knowl dgand create interdisciplinary r search cultures of benefit to the region and th world.With substantial support from InstituteTrust es many public and privat donors and with the assistanc of he Hash mi e Kingdom of Jordan in particular to assis Iraqischolars, IIE’s Scholar R scue Fund has be n abl to rescue v r larg r numbers of threatened acad mics and to dev lop dis ance l arnin ools for th m to stay in touchwith their stud nts back home. Th Fund is also now abl to provid much more data touide responses to th growing problem of attacks against ducation worldwid .All of th activities report d on her are also helpin ducators f rm a vast 21st C nturySilk Road, which, like th anci nt route, is promoting the fre f ow of peopl and ideas.Our plans for the coming y ar ref ct this n w reality. Th Ins itut is expanding its work inAsia,Africa, LatinAm rica and he Middl East, areas wher international educationand training programs promise reat pot ntial to b n fit not just th f rtunat bu alsothe thousands of mar inaliz d individuals whos tal nts will be n eded in th ir countriesdev lopment. IIE is also expandin its work in scienc and technology fi lds so that the best s ud nts—regardl ss of nationalit and personal m ans—will have oppor uniti s ostudy a l adin ins itutions and drive innovation, res arch and entrepr n urship.Insti ut -administ red pro rams now serve over 26,000 individuals annually. More thananythin lse heir stori s inspire us with th impact inv s ments in int rnational educationcan hav : theAfrican woman who pursues computer training and gains a be er lif for h whol family; th Iraqi scholar who saw fiv of his clos st coll a u s killed and now, sain Jordan, con inu s their res arch; th American und rgraduat , th first in h r famil oatt nd coll e who studi s in China and inspires oth rs to do th sam ; he ChileanAymaraIndian who ains an M.A. in environmen al manag m nt and wins lection as deputy mayor helpin her to improv th liv s of an entire villa e.Thank you f r h lping to mak hes and so many oth r succ ss stori s possible.
Thomas S. JohnsonChairman
 
 Allan E. GoodmanPresident and Chief Executive Officer
 Allan E. Goo man nd Thomas S. Johnson
Institute of International Education
More than 90Years of Opening Minds to theWorld 
®
www.iie.org

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