By Allan E. Goodman
Planning for the Institute’s September 21 International Awards Gala has provided a valuable opportunity to focus on new opportunities and pressing needs in international education, and to celebrate the impact of our work and the people who make it possible.
At a time when partnerships between the U.S. and India are growing in importance, we are honored that Kapil Sibal, India’s Minister of Human Resource Development, will join us in New York to accept an award recognizing his commitment to internationalizing Indian higher education.
Focusing on empowering women, our Opening Minds Corporate Leadership Award will be presented to Microsoft, a key supporter of the Women in Technology Program for the Middle East and North Africa Region. The recipients of IIE’s Women’s Leadership Award, Denise Benmosche and Amy Brandt, have played a seminal role in guiding the strategy and fundraising efforts of the Scholar Rescue Fund to help scholars around the world who are in danger.
To celebrate the impact of the State Department's Fulbright Program, we will present an alumni award to the renowned artist Chuck Close, who had a Fulbright Fellowship to Austria in 1964, marking the launch of his exceptional career.
We hope you will join us by attending or supporting this important event.