International Education Week 2019

From November 18-22, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education are celebrating International Education Week (IEW) by encouraging Americans to seek opportunities to study abroad and welcoming international students to study in the United States.  International education makes the United States stronger, forging lasting connections between Americans and peers in other countries, bringing benefits to local communities, and generating knowledge to solve shared challenges.

During IEW, events at schools, universities and communities across the United States and around the world will focus on the importance of international education in fostering security and economic growth and highlight why more students should experience international education.

To open IEW, the State Department, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education, released the annual Open Doors report of data and trends in international academic mobility.  In academic year 2018/19, for the fourth year in a row, more than one million international students studied at U.S. institutions of higher education, with an increase of .05 percent over last year.  The number of American students studying abroad also increased by 2.7 percent from the prior year, to 341,751 Americans.

Former Harvard Student (from Nigeria) Sues University for Denying His Degree Following Sexual Misconduct Findings

Former Harvard undergraduate Damilare Sonoiki ’13 filed a lawsuit against the University Oct. 21 alleging that the College unfairly withheld and ultimately denied him his degree after three fellow students accused him of sexual assault.

Sonoiki was set to graduate in May 2013. Two days before Commencement, however, two women formally filed formal sexual misconduct complaints against him.

Sonoiki still spoke as the Harvard Orator on Class Day and walked at graduation. Still, he was denied a degree because he was involved in a pending investigation. Several days later, the third woman filed an additional complaint against Sonoiki.

On Nov. 19, 2013, the Administrative Board found Sonoki responsible for the accusations, required him to withdraw from the College, and recommended his dismissal to the Faculty Council, according to his legal complaint. On Dec. 10, 2014, the Council dismissed Sonoki. He never received his undergraduate degree.

The Washington Diplomat Global Education Conference – November 12, 2019

In November 2019, an all-day Global Education Conference to convene embassy representatives, the private sector, universities, think tanks, U.S. government, international multi-lateral organizations and other educational institutions to discuss the latest developments in education and, specifically, the issues that are critical to foreign students coming to the United States and their foreign governments, which have a vested interest in finding top educational opportunities for their nationals, will take place in Washington DC. Among the myriad of topics we will examine are future education trends, including the skills needed to adapt to a 21st-century world, as well as other pertinent political developments affecting the field.

Applications Open: Executive Education Program on Cybersecurity

Harvard Kennedy School Executive Program
January 12-17, 2020

The next session of the Harvard Kennedy School executive program Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy and Technology will take place from January 12-17, 2020.

Our world is a place where cyberattacks can happen instantaneously. That’s why the security and resilience of critical infrastructure requires constant vigilance against cyber threats.

Led by Faculty Chair James Waldo, this one-week program focuses on the intersection of policy and technology, as well as how, together, they can address the critical threats of a cyber world. The objective is to provide technologists and policymakers with a conceptual framework for the design of both cybersecurity policy and technology.

JOB – Acing Your Interview

You have applied for a job and have landed an interview. Now what? Many job seekers spend so much of their time and energy trying to secure interviews, but very little time actually preparing for them (and sometimes neither do the interviewers). It’s important to walk into an interview with an agenda of what you want to get across, rather than waiting for the interviewer to ask a particular question. Developing a strategy before your interview can help strengthen your candidacy and ability to be hired. MORE

Ne sous-estimez pas le pouvoir des femmes à se soutenir mutuellement au travail

sept18-04-991369486-Alice-Mollon-850x478Ne sous-estimez pas le pouvoir des femmes à connecter entre elles et à s’entraider au travail. Comme je l’ai appris de mes expériences de comptable débutant à directeur général d’une banque d’investissement, les conversations entre femmes ont des avantages considérables pour l’individu et l’organisation. Lorsque j’ai obtenu mon diplôme universitaire dans les années 70, je pensais que les femmes atteindraient rapidement la parité à tous les niveaux de la vie professionnelle maintenant que nous étions «arrivées» – Continue reading

Le secret pour réussir votre carrière

98iRWi641. Soyez le gestionnaire de votre carrière
2. Une carrière réussie nécessite de temps en temps de prendre du recul et de regarder la situation dans son ensemble
3. N’attendez pas d’être malheureux pour agir!
4. Consacrer 20 minutes par jour sur un objectif que vous voulez atteindre
5. Au lieu de le méditer, faites-le
6. Demandez à quelqu’un d’autre comment il vous voie
7. Organisez vos options
8. Accepter que les chemins de carrière ne sont pas linéaires