U.S. Education Official to Host Forum Spotlighting International Education Efforts during International Education Week

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Mohamed Abdel-Kader, deputy assistant secretary for international and foreign language education at the U.S. Department of Education, will give opening remarks and host a forum of innovative thinkers in international education on Wednesday, Nov. 18, at the Department’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. The forum, “EDTalks: Access in International Education,” is part of a series of events sponsored by the Department’s International and Foreign Language Education Office and the Office of International Affairs, along with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, during International Education Week (celebrated Nov. 16 – 20).

The forum will feature a host of experts in the international education field giving their personal accounts and experiences on such topics as language learning, international education for students with disabilities, and virtual exchange. They also will discuss the benefits of international education and exchange. A question-and-session, moderated by Abdel-Kader, will follow. The event will be live streamed here.