The Institute for International Liberal Education was formed at Bard in 1998. Its mission is to advance the theory and practice of international liberal arts education.
. . . The Institute does not seek to export American models and methods. Rather, our aim is to create dynamic relationships through which we and our partner institutions learn from each others’ ideas and experience.
The Institute’s projects are located in regions undergoing rapid political and economic transformation (currently Russia, East Central Europe, Southern Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia). Our partners are leading universities with an interest in educational reform.
In addition to developing Bard’s partnerships abroad, the Institute organizes conferences and other events that raise awareness of international issues, including international education, among students, educators, and the general public.
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