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Steinhardt Delegates Join Symposium on International Higher Education at NYU Tel Aviv

President Hamilton at Tel Aviv Symposium

NYU Tel Aviv hosted an international symposium on November 11, 2019 that brought together scholars, educators, administrators, students, alumni, and others from Israel, the region and across NYU’s global network.  The purpose of the symposium was to examine challenges and opportunities in international education in the digital age.  


Charlton McIlwain discussed issues pertaining to the state of identity in global education.  Kristie Patten Koenig and Zack Klim joined President Andy Hamilton and Tel Aviv University Vice President Raanan Rein for a plenary discussion about new directions in international higher education in the 21stcentury.  Lisa Sasson convened the closing reception sharing examples of the transformative potential of study abroad.  Faculty and students from NYU Abu Dhabi were in attendance fostering dialogue on contested knowledge in a global classroom.  NYU alumni and entrepreneurs in educational technology presented on a variety of pedagogical innovations in lightning talks on technology in academia.  


The symposium commemorated NYU Tel Aviv’s tenth anniversary.  Since its opening in fall 2009, the site has hosted NYU Steinhardt faculty-led programs from Applied Psychology, Dance Education, Media Culture and Communications, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.  Dozens of NYU Steinhardt undergraduates have participated in semester study abroad at the site studying the complex social, cultural and political phenomena of the region. For further information on the proceedings or events at NYU Tel Aviv reach out to