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Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Western Regional 2010

California State University, Long Beach

October 14-16, 2010

Hosted by the Social and Cultural Analysis of Education Program, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling Department, College of Education

Conference Theme: Reimagining Centers and Peripheries

Much of the current educational discourse focuses on critiquing inequalities and injustices around the world. Through "naming the problem," we have learned a great deal about existing power imbalances. At the CIES Western Regional, we encourage dialogue that confronts educational inequalities, but that also reaches towards the possibilities and hopes that accompany reimagining educational centers and peripheries.

  • Call for Proposals
  • Registration Form
  • Venue: Academic Services (AS) Building in the southern section of campus (campus map)
  • Conference Fees: $50 for faculty, staff and administrators; $25 for students (includes opening reception, dinner on Friday, and a light continental breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings). Also provided: lunch on Saturday, sponsored by the CSULB Center for International Education/College of Continuing and Professional Education.
  • Overview of Conference Schedule:
    • Registration begins at 4 pm on Thursday 10/14, followed by a reception at 5 pm and an opening plenary and keynote address by Dr. Carlos Alberto Torres of UCLA entitled "Neoliberalism. A New Common Sense in Education?"
    • Concurrent sessions on Friday 10/15, followed by an evening keynote address entitled "Universities as Centers, Communities as Periphery? Traditions and Issues of Community Engagement and Partnership" by Dr. Hans Schuetze of the University of British Columbia and dinner.
    • Concurrent sessions on Saturday 10/16 with a complimentary lunch and closing plenary hosted byVictor Kobayashi (University of Hawaii) with Val D. Rust (University of California, Los Angeles), Sylvia S. Bagley (Mount St. Mary’s College), Rosalind Latiner Raby (California Colleges for International Education), and Jeet Joshee (California State University, Long Beach).
  • Hotels:
    • Hotel Current (conference rate of $85 for single, double, triple or quad room if reserved by 10/1/10; the closest hotel to campus; offers complimentary shuttle to campus, wi-fi access and breakfast; contact the reservations number and specify CIES West)
    • Ayres Hotel Seal Beach
    • Holiday Inn (by the airport)
    • Marriott (by the airport)
  • Getting To and From Campus
  • Parking ($5/day). Purchase parking passes from the Visitor information Center on Beach Drive or yellow parking permit dispensers in parking lots. See the Parking Permit Dispensers map for details on which lots have yellow dispensers.
  • Campus Connection Parking Lot Shuttles (map and realtime information on shuttle locations)
  • Long Beach Transit Buses serving CSULB
  • Visiting Long Beach, City of Long Beach Visitor's Guide, Long Beach Transit (buses)

Questions? Please contact the conference committee (Dr. Laura Portnoi and SCA graduate students Dario Fernandez, Nina Flores, Andrew Kretz, and Carolyn Torres) at the following email address: CIESWEST2010@gmail.com

last updated — Jan 23, 2012