MA in International Education

International Education Week Events

International Education Career Panel


Janet Alperstein, Senior Director, Academic Support, NYU Office of Global Programs
Joann Halpern, Director, German Center for Research and Innovation
Tonia Lovejoy, Program Manager, Reach the World
Tonya Muro Phillips, Director of Programs, Global Nomads Group

Date: November 9, 2011

Time: 6:45-8:30 p.m.

Location: Kimball Lounge, 246 Greene St, 1st Floor

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Want to learn more about careers in International Education?  A panel of professionals will discuss various careers in international education, and share stories of how they came to the field.


Distributing 'Netbooks" to All of Argentina's Seconday School Students: An Insider’s View of the Politics, Policies and Effects of ‘Conectar Igualdad’

Dr. Silvina Gvirtz
Incoming Minister of Education for the Province of Buenos Aires
Associate Professor of Education, Universidad de San Andrés

Date: Monday, November 14, 2011

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Location: Pless Hall, 82 Washington Square East, 5th floor conference room


Silvina Gvirtz (PhD., Education, University of Buenos Aires) is Associate Professor of Education at the Universidad de San Andrés, Director of the MA program in the School of Education, Researcher in the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) in Argentina and the Director of “Escuelas del Bicentenario” Project for the International Institute for Educational Planning-UNESCO and the Universidad de San Andrés.
Professor Gvirtz has authored or edited over twenty books and has published articles in a number of journals such as Educational Management Administration and Leadership, Comparative Education, History of Education Review, Assessment in Education, Prospects, Science and Education, Science and Education, and Propuesta Educativa. In 2003 she was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, for the project: “A comparison of models of school governance in Argentina, Brazil, and Nicaragua.” In 2004 she was awarded the 20° anniversary prize of the National Academy of Education of Argentina for her book “De la tragedia a la esperanza: Hacia un sistema educativo justo, democrático y de calidad.”

2 Million Minutes: Film Screening and Discussion

Date: Friday, November 18

Time: 7:00- 9:00 p.m.

Location: Kimmel Center, 60 Washington Square South, Shorin Dance Studio, Room 805

For the closing of International Education Week, join us for a screening of the documentary 2 Million Minutes. Created by Broken Pencil Productions, a leader in the field for education documentaries, this hour long film follows six students across the world on their journey through high school. The experiences of these students highlight several of the key differences between the secondary education systems of the U.S., China, and India. Following the film, will be a discussion of the documentary and a dialogue of the differences between the national education systems of these nations. Contact Evan George at for more information.