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International Education Week (IEW) is a nationwide celebration that higher education institutions across the US take part in to help: 

  • promote international understanding,
  • build support for international educational exchange,
  • encourage the development of programs that prepare Americans to live and work in a global environment,
  • and attract future leaders from abroad to study in the United States.

IEW at NYU is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. IEW 2021 will take place November 15-19.

Recorded Events from IEW 2020

Global Perspectives on Race and Identity

To access the recording link above, you must log into Zoom with your NYU ID and password using the SSO option at nyu.zoom.us. You cannot use an external email. Featuring experts from NYU’s network based in Shanghai, Florence, and New York, this session explored how the conversation on race and identity shapes the international student experience in the US, how the conversation is evolving outside the US, and what effect it has on the study abroad experience at our global sites.

Panelist Information

Angelica Pesarini, Global Lecturer in Social and Cultural Analysis, NYU Florence

Pessarini's current work investigates dynamics of race performativity with a focus on colonial and postcolonial Italy. She also analyzes the racialization of the Italian political discourse on immigration.

Hua-Yu Sebastian Cherng 程华宇, Associate Professor of International Education, NYU Steinhardt

Cherng's research examines the social relationships in the lives of youth of color and immigrant adolescents in the US and migrant and ethnic differences in education in China. He earlier taught algebra and geometry at a public school in San Francisco and was the co-founder of a technology start-up based in Shanghai.

Monroe France, Associate Vice President for Global Engagement & Inclusive Leadership, NYU Office of Global Inclusion, Diversity, and Strategic Innovation

France is responsible for enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) opportunities and resources for graduate students, postdocs, researchers, faculty, staff, and administrators across all of NYU and its global academic centers.

Afro Creatives

Afro Creatives was an event aimed at uplifting the beautiful diversity and multiplicity of the African diaspora through art. Showcasing various works of art submitted by the NYU community, including a screening and discussion of “To the Girl that Looks Like Me,” a 2020 Student Academy Award nominated short film by Ewurakua Dawson-Amoah (Tisch ‘20) this event celebrated the artistic and creative genius that lives within so many across the African diaspora and serves as an incredible bridge between countries and cultures around the world.

Artist Information and Statements

Alumni Panel: Graduating during "These Times" What Does Global Education Mean in 2020? Next to an image of a student with a mask on.

Graduating during "These Times:" What Does Global Education Mean in 2020? - An Alumni Panel Conversation

Join in to hear alumni panelists from NYU Berlin and NYU London having a conversation across different disciplines and life stages to explore the meaning and practical impacts of a global education in 2020. How do we define “global education,” and how do we acquire it? How are globally educated alumni experiencing “these times?”

  • Mahalia Thomas (Moderator) – GSAS ‘20; M.A. in Comparative Politics
  • Leslie Gray – NYU Abu Dhabi ‘19; B.A. in Theater
  • Caspar Lant – CAS ‘19; B.S. in Physics
  • Johileny Merán – Global Public Health ‘19; B.A. in Global Public Health/Sociology
  • Diya Radhakrishna – Global Liberal Studies ‘21