Inside Iowa State
Sept. 12, 1997
Kozak seeks to beef up ISU links to Russia, China
by Anne Dolan
Provost John Kozak is planning one-day workshops for faculty and staff with experience or expertise in Russia/Ukraine and China with the aim of beefing up Iowa State's programs in those countries. Kozak's office will work with the Council on International Programs to organize the workshops.
"We have approached a critical mass of interest and involvement in two areas of the world where much of the economic growth and development in the years ahead is likely to occur," Kozak said. "The opportunity to review Iowa State's involvement in Russia/Ukraine and China seems particularly timely."
Kozak said the workshop goals are:
Kozak is soliciting names of faculty and staff who have developed initiatives or participated in programs in China or Russia/Ukraine. Names should be sent by Monday, Sept. 15, to Associate Provost Ed Lewis, chair of the Council on International Programs, 107 Beardshear, e-mail: email@example.com. Submissions should include the country or specific area of a country involved, and whether activities were in education, research or both.
- To give individuals or groups an opportunity to describe initiatives completed and their outcomes.
- To identify crosscutting contacts useful for initiatives that are under way or expected to develop.
- To determine if there is sufficient overlap among individuals and groups to develop a broad-based proposal to, for example, the World Bank, in areas such as education, sustainable development or the transition to a market economy.
- To determine whether there is sufficient interest to sustain the networking catalyzed by the workshops through an e-mail network on China and Russia/Ukraine, monthly seminars, visiting scholars, etc.
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