Skip to main content

Search NYU Steinhardt

Program Director Professor Dana Burde

International Education

Master of Arts
International Education

Learn how to design, implement, manage, and evaluate international education programs in a broad range of settings.

Application Extended: Still Accepting Applications

Professors Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng and Elisabeth King

Doctor of Philosophy
International Education

Prepare for a faculty position in comparative and international education, or for a career as a professional educator in international and multinational settings.



Dana Burde

Associate Professor and Director of International Education

Elisabeth King

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Professor of International Education & Politics

Carol Anne Spreen

Associate Professor of International Education

Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng (程華宇)

Vice Dean for Research and Equity; Associate Professor of International Education

Heddy Lahmann

Clinical Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of International Education

Associated and Affiliated Faculty

Mercy Agyepong

Assistant Professor of Sociology of Education

Rezarta Bilali

Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Intervention

Erich Dietrich

Clinical Professor of Higher Education and International Education

John Gershman

Clinical Professor of Public Service, Co-Director of Capstone Program

Natasha Iskander

James Weldon Johnson Professor of Urban Planning and Public Service

Lara Nettelfield

Program Director & Clinical Professor

Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at Steinhardt, Applied Psychology

Emancipating Education: Perspectives and Challenges in Education

Emancipating Education

The International Education program hosted guest speaker, Minister of Education, Mr. Nadiem Anwar Makarim. Indonesia’s public education system is the 4th largest in the world. Minister Makarim has implemented some of the most innovative and unusual education reforms globally. He spoke about his successes, innovations, and challenges in transforming the education system in Indonesia and engaged in a lively Q and A with the NYU audience.

Read More

Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss Presents Research on Far-Right Extremism

The 2022 Inaugural Luce Lecture

The 2022 Inaugural Luce Lecture featured guest speaker, Dr. Cynthia Miller-Idriss, discussing her research on far-right extremism. During the lecture, she explains how tomorrow’s far-right nationalists are recruited from surprising places, from college campuses and mixed martial arts gyms to clothing stores, online gaming chat rooms, and YouTube cooking channels.

Read More

Experts Discuss Critical Issues in International Education

Education in Afghanistan: How to Move Forward

Amid Afghanistan's significant humanitarian crisis, the Taliban continue to ban secondary education for girls in most provinces. As foreign governments contemplate if and how to engage with the Taliban to support the population, it is essential that they understand what Afghans themselves think of the Taliban’s edicts, particularly with regard to girls’ education.

Read More

Special Research Project

Faculty and graduates of the International Education and Applied Statistics programs are renowned for their decades of research and teaching in education in emergencies and many of our projects reflect these efforts. The Journal on Education in Emergencies (JEiE), for example, is a double-blind, peer reviewed academic journal founded in 2014 by the Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) and housed at New York University’s International Education Program and Center for Practice and Research at the Intersection of Information, Society, and Methodology (PRIISM). In addition to research articles, field notes, and book reviews, we produce a podcast, Behind the Pages, which features interviews with JEiE authors who describe their research, fieldwork, and new innovations in EiE programming.