Global Leaders: China
State legislators and economic development leaders went to China in November 2011 with the Center for International Understanding to see first-hand how China’s emergence as a global economic power impacts North Carolina. The focus of the program was understanding the intersection of clean energy and economic development.
CIU’s Latino Initiative:
Positively Addressing Demographic Change
What’s Global About North Carolina?
After traveling to Denmark, 2nd grade teacher Jeff Barger developed a fun and interactive way to share Danish language, history, and culture with his students. Using maps, photos, music, currency, story books, and more, “Daily Denmark” has become a highlight of each school day.
Meet Sue Lynn, one of more than 700 NC leaders who have participated in the Latino Initiative to positively address demographic change in their communities. Health leaders who traveled to Mexico this fall with CIU are improving health services, including emergency response during national disasters in NC
Center Highlights: Our Latest Electronic Postcard
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Learning from Finland presents recommendations for strengthening education and teacher preparation in North Carolina, based on the learnings of a delegation that traveled to Helsinki in Fall 2011. The study program was coordinated by the NC Public School Forum and the Center for International Understanding. The report was authored by education consultant John Dornan.
European Union Energy and Green Jobs Report: 2010
- This 23-page report describes what a delegation of North Carolina energy experts learned in Germany, France and Belgium and presents their insights about renewable energy resources and possible applicability to North Carolina policy.
For an Executive Summary, click here.
Global Engagement Report: 2009
The Center for International Understanding, in conjunction with the Southern Growth Policies Board, collected key global indicators for North Carolina. This data in this report represents a variety of fields, including economic development, trade, agriculture, higher education, tourism and K-12 education.
Latino Initiative NEWS –
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- January 2012: Immigration Myths and Facts
- December 2011: Latino Health and Policy Program Puebla, Mexico
- November 2011: Latin American Film Festival
- October 2011: The Community Foundation of the Bajio Fund
- Newsletter Archive
2009: Learning from the World, Serving North Carolina
Learning From Other Countries Reports
In partnership with the Public School Forum of North Carolina, we take North Carolina education policy leaders abroad to examine links between education policy and economic development. Other countries’ experiences can inform North Carolina’s ongoing education and global readiness efforts. Click on the country names below to read lessons learned, authored by the School Forum’s John Dornan.
North Carolina in the World: Monthly Global Education Newsletter (published 2005-2010)