Past Events

PLU Wang Center's 3rd International Symposium

The Wang Center for International Programs
Pacific Lutheran University
February 22-23, 2008

Global Health

The Wang Center for International Programs at Pacific Lutheran University will hold its 3rd International Symposium February 22 & 23, 2008 in Tacoma, Washington. The broad theme of this year's symposium is "World Health" with a particular emphasis on "NGOs and their Approaches to Global Health Issues." On the evening of Thursday, February 21, Stephen Lewis, the former United Nations Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa, and named by Time in 2005 as one of the "100 Most Influential People in The World" will give the keynote address: "Time to Deliver: Winning the Battle Against Poverty and Disease in the Developing World." Nearer the date, watch the Wang Center website for details:

This symposium follows two others previously sponsored by the Wang Center for International Programs at PLU. The inaugural public symposium, "China: Bridges For a New Century" was held April 10-12, 2003 and examined China's place in the global community and contemporary issues related to Chinese culture, economy and society. Speakers from China, Japan, Norway and North America discussed economic development, business and trade, health care, human rights, youth culture and school reform, technology, spiritual life and the arts. The second symposium, Pathways to Peace: Norway's Approach to Democracy and Development, explored issues critical to world peace, democracy and development. Thought-provoking and inspiring speakers encouraged the audience to find a way to work for a more just world.


NAFSA: Association of International Educators

60th Annual Conference and Expo
Washington DC
May 25 - 30, 2008

Shaping the Future of International Education

NAFSA's 60th Annual Conference will deliver a vibrant program of sessions, workshops, poster groups, and exceptional speakers. The conference will offer a unique opportunity for international educators and colleagues to share innovative ideas and practices, and to learn about and discuss issues that are shaping our work, our world, and our future. From the vantage point of NAFSA's 60th anniversary year, our community will celebrate international education's successes, consider the challenges ahead, anticipate new trends and directions in the field, and reflect on ideas and issues underpinning our work. Over 8,000 participants will find inspiration, solutions to common challenges, new products and services to support their work, and countless chances to network with educators from around the world.

The conference theme, "Shaping the Future of International Education," is a reminder of the power and opportunity we have as international educators to affect our world. What can we do, individually and collectively, to ensure the quality and positive impact of international education and exchange on a changing world? What do we need to know about practices, policies, and trends so that we can work knowledgeably in the future? What ideas sustain us? What resources support our work? The 60th Annual Conference will provide multiple opportunities to examine best practice, reflect on issues, and learn from others.


Wang Foundation Founded Summer Service Learning Program in Collaboration with Tsinghua University

Tsinghua University [Click here to view website]


Wang Center for Global Education

Established at Pacific Lutheran University, Washington