Cornell International Education Network (CIEN)

The Cornell International Education Network (CIEN) was established by the Einaudi Center in 1991 to promote resource-sharing and professional development among staff and faculty in the fields of international studies and education, as well as those who work with international students and scholars and/or US students studying abroad.

Membership is open to all Cornell faculty and staff and represents a broad cross-section of the university, including the Einaudi Center and its associated area and thematic studies programs, the International Students and Scholars Office, Cornell Abroad, Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, Cornell Career Services, Cornell University Health Services, Campus Life, and many other programs.

To subscribe to the CIEN listserv send an email message to: For the Subject of your message, type the single word “join” and leave the body of the message blank.


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CIEN meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month during the academic year, unless otherwise posted. Meetings begin at 8:30 am with networking and a light breakfast. Presentations run from 9:00 to 10:00 am.

Spring 2017 Schedule

January 19

A Literary Window: Going Abroad, Coming Home, and Making Sense of It

For this session we’ll read, discuss, and write our way into the question of what it means to us as individuals to travel and be changed and to come home and navigate the world we thought we knew with new eyes

February 16

How can intergroup dialogue help us understand diversity in local and international contexts?

Join the Intergroup Dialogue Project Director, Adi Grabiner Keinan, and student facilitators to learn more about the inner workings of this program that helps students look, listen, hear, and navigate the world with open eyes and open ears.

Plus--New this year!  CIEN Happy Hour gatherings. The 2016-2017 co-chairs are Melina Draper and Thamora Fishel.