Fostering Intercultural Understanding News

Responsible Organizations in the Global Context

Georgetown University's Center for Intercultural Education & Development (CIED) is proud to partner with the LAREQUOI Research Center for Management of the University of Versailles to bring together researchers and thought leaders in responsible leadership and management for a two-day conference at Georgetown University on June 15-16, 2017.

Call for U.S. Young Leader Panelists for MEPI Conference

CIED is looking for accomplished young U.S. leaders (aged 24-30) who can passionately share their civic engagement expertise and real life leadership experiences with young Arab leaders at the MEPI Student Leaders Alumni Conference in Istanbul, Turkey – March 6-13, 2016.

CIED hosts Honduran Access students

CIED recently hosted eight Honduran students from the U.S. Department of State English Access Microscholarship Program. Throughout their one week visit to Washington DC area, CIED provided opportunities for the students to learn about U..S. civics and volunteerism.

MEPI Alumni Conference

Georgetown CIED organized and implemented the MEPI Student Leaders alumni professional development conference for the 2015 cohort in Istanbul, Turkey March 9-12, 2016. Ninety-two students who completed their six-week leadership program in the summer of 2105 participated in the conference.

MEPI alumnus develops revolutionary technology

Khaled Ghanayem, an alumnus of the MEPI Student Leaders Program, is leading the effort to help people with disabilities in Israel and across the world. He and his team developed a revolutionary technology that helps smartphone users with mobility impairments gain better control of their devices.

Turning Dreams of Being a Global Leader into Reality (El Salvador)

Brenda, from El Salvador, has managed to make the most of her opportunities to fulfill her desire of becoming a change-maker. Since her CAYA days, Brenda has gone on to make great strides on her path to becoming a global leader and currently works for a prominent nonprofit in her country.

Wanda Lozano (Dominican Republic) Awarded Scholarship to Japan

Wanda was a recent CAYA participant who used her acquired skills to implement a community development project that sought to educate and bring change in the lives of youths across various communities. The Japanese embassy awarded her a scholarship for her work to visit Japan and learn about the One Village, One Product initiative.

SEED Program Officially Ended

After nearly 28 years of supporting economic development by empowering youth leaders from under-served areas throughout Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program has officially ended.