A Column by Prof. Sora Friedman, School for International Training

“Practicing International Education,” is a regular column authored by Sora Friedman, Ph.D., and Chair of SIT Graduate Institute’s masters programs in international education. Dr. Friedman is an award-winning leader in the field. She is recipient of the 2015 NAFSA Region XI James Leck Award for Distinguished Service and served on NAFSA chair-stream of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (2018-2020).

Dr. Friedman’s column builds upon her 35+ years of professional and academic leadership in the field, as well as her expertise in career pathways for the field. “Practicing International Education” features thought pieces on topics such as leadership, management, and professional practice.

Women’s Leadership in IE

My May column previewed the NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference session that I delivered with Anne D’Angelo and Anna Kelly. Our purpose was to make a space for women IE professionals to consider how we can ameliorate the changing realities of our work that affect our mental and physical health so that we…

Women’s Leadership in IE AND Sora’s Top 10 Tips for Attending a Large Conference

Like 10,000 of my closest IE friends, I will be attending the NAFSA Annual Conference in Washington, DC, next week. I have the honor of presenting a session on Thursday, June 1, titled “Women’s Leadership in International Education: New Paradigms for Future Practice” with Anne D’Angelo, Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives, Carlson School of Management,…

The State of the Field

Every so often, practitioners in most fields step back from their day-to-day work to conduct a macro-level assessment of how things are going, where things are, and even where their field might be headed in the months or years to come. International Education (IE) is no different, and on March 15, I had the honor…

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