The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education serves as a catalyst for the advancement of international and intercultural education.
The Center is a resource for students and faculty of the College of Education, Health and Human Services and to the greater Kent and world community.
CIIE in the News
Solutions for Challenges Around the World, Presented at Kent State
International Fulbright scholars studying at Kent State presented their plans addressing vital issues in their home countries.
Amanda Johnson Leads The Gerald H. Read Center with Passion, Vision
Amanda Johnson, Ph.D., director of the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education, has been a driving force for the center’s success.
Barbara J. Wien, a senior professorial lecturer in the School of International Service at American University in Washington, D.C., where she teaches alternatives to war and violence, was fresh out of college when she made her first visit to what was then, Kent State University’s Center for Peaceful Change. She was both a keynote workshop presenter and an active participant in the Kent State-sponsored conference, “Peace Education in an Era of Crisis,” which took place July 11-13 in Kigali.
Building Lasting Peace
Delegates attending Peace Education in an Era of Crisis spent three days learning from each other and from the example of the Rwandan people on how to create lasting peace. The conference, which took place July 11-13 in Kigali, Rwanda, was sponsored by Kent State University’s School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Kent State’s Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education, the University of Rwanda’s Centre for Conflict Management, and the Aegis Trust, a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending genocide and other atrocities in the world.