Symposium Day 1 - Advocacy & Education on Capitol Hill
Space Limited. RSVP Required for Senate access and badging
Higher Education & Workforce Development: Cuba, a Case Study
Join AACRAO for a unique opportunity on Capitol Hill and attend a Congressional briefing in the Capitol.
Where: Capitol Hill, S115,
NOTE: Enter through U.S. Capitol North Door: Members, Staff & Business Entrance. Arrive at 2:30 to allow for security and check in. Program will begin at 3:00 pm
After 60 years of socialist governing, how does the US system compare with that of Cuba?
The first trip of its kind in nearly 50 years, participants in a February 2018 research trip to Cuba found a country with a deep commitment to education as the heart of a nation’s social, political and economic life. Considering the current conversations surrounding the connection of post-secondary education and career and workforce outcomes here in the United States, this briefing will compare the US and Cuban systems, especially focusing on areas concerning the collaborative aspects of education and workforce development.
Through its EDGE program, AACRAO is the leading comparative international education organization for the US, providing placement guidance for foreign educated students and professionals for higher education and USCIS employment visa applications. The last published research of its kind was in 1971. A lot has changed; there is much we can learn from each other.
Christopher Adams, Assistant Director, Office of International Services, Indiana University
Patrick Leahy, Senior International Credential Analyst, Michigan State University
Aleks Morawski, Director of Evaluation Services,Foreign Credits Inc.
Melanie Gottlieb, Deputy Director, AACRAO