International Education: A Key to a Future World that Works for All


Nov. 19, 2021, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.




In a globally connected world which is facing existential challenges on many fronts, nothing is more important than linking people around the world in common cause for planet earth’s benefit. Ethnocentrism, the natural tendency of people in one society to see those in others through their own narrow cultural lens and value system, inhibits cross-cultural goodwill and understanding. International education in all its forms, and person to person interaction with those from different cultures and countries, dissolves the suspicion of differentness and brings the recognition of our common humanity to all involved in its reach. In today’s world with many forces for division at play, international education is one of the strongest tools available to counter that divisive force and spread the narrative that we humans share a common humanity and a common future on our fragile planet earth.

Presenter: Dr. Jill Derby

Jill Derby earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in cultural anthropology with a specialty area of the Middle East and Arabic language. Derby served 18 years on the Nevada Board of Regents, serving three terms as board chair. Appointed in 2012 by Senator Harry Reid, Derby serves on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), which oversees the accreditation process for U.S. colleges and universities and advises the U.S. Secretary of Education on higher education policy. Derby is a Senior Fellow and consultant with the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, (AGB), and is currently the Board Chair of the American University of Iraq, in Sulaimani, Iraqi Kurdistan.

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This year’s International Education Week (IEW) will be held from Nov. 15–19, 2021! We hope you can join us throughout the week.