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International Education

Our program is committed to hosting a wide variety of events that span the vast field of international education. We have invited guest speakers across many different disciplines, including international politics, humanitarian action, study abroad, and much more. Please review the list below for upcoming and past events.  

News and Event Highlights

Students Gain Hands-on Practice in Human Rights Advocacy in International Education Course

“International Studies in Human Rights Education and Activism” focuses on the role of stories, narrative, and bearing witness in human rights practice.

Pilot Study Abroad Class Visits NYU DC, State Department

“Inside the Global Network University” gives students real-world exposure to international exchange and study abroad programs across NYU’s global campus.

Steinhardt Alum Striving for Equity in International Education

Erika Hardaway ’15 (MA, International Education) is an abolitionist educator and consultant with a background in K-12 education, DEI programming, and more.

The Long Road to Escape

In Summer 2022, three scholars from Afghanistan arrived in New York City after nearly a year of efforts throughout NYU to bring them and their families to safety.

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.

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.

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.