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    John Barkley, Pamela Eversole, and Gayla May attending the 2016 Summer Institutes

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    Bradley Wilson, West Virginia University, discussing impact of the Food Justice Lab.

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    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Joel Christenson, U.S. Department of State, James Siekmeier, FACDIS Associate Director, and Jack Hammersmith, FACDIS Director

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    Clark Egnor, Director of International Programs, Higher Education Policy Commission, welcomes the 2016 FACDIS Workshop participants.

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    Megan Gibbons discussing her success with the COIL program at Glenville State College at the 2016 FACDIS Workshop.

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    The Food Justice Lab work in West Virginia has led to new thinking about how to support food justice movements in the mountain communities of Central America and Appalachia.

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    L‐R: James Siekmeier, FACDIS Director; Nick Cullather, Indiana University Bloomington; Amy Trauger, University of Georgia; Jeffrey Pilcher, University of Toronto; and Ellen Messer, Boston, Tufts and Brandeis Universities.

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    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Clark Egnor, HEPC, and Ambassador Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Embassy of Mexico

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    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Max Paul Friedman, American University, and Ingrid Bircann-Barkey, Fairmont State University

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    FACDIS 2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program

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    L-R: Amy Trauger, University of Georgia; Gretchen Peterec, FACDIS; Jim Siekmeier, FACDIS; Ellen Messer, Boston, Tufts and Brandeis Universities; and Nick Cullather, Indiana University Bloomington.

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    Andrea Heading with Presenter Julie Oakes of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County at the 2016 Summer Institutes

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    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Jack Hammersmith, FACDIS Director, Mavis Anderson, Latin America Working Group, and Gerald Hough, New River Community and Technical College

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    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archive, and James Siekmeier, FACDIS Associate Director

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    Gayla May with Presenter Mitch Lerner of The Ohio State University at the 2016 Summer Institutes

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    Lauren Wills and Samantha Wiley attending the 2016 Summer Institutes

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    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: T.J. Park, West Virginia State University, and Sanho Tree, Institute for Policy Studies

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    Presenter Matthew Roberts of the Pine-Richland School District with FACDIS Director Jim Siekmeier at the 2016 Summer Institutes

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    James Williams, Presenter Julie Oakes of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Pamela Eversole, and Gayla May at the 2016 Summer Institutes

Established in 1980, FACDIS is a consortium of 20 West Virginia institutions of higher education with over 325 participating faculty in international studies and foreign languages from more than fifteen different disciplines.

Devoted to improving international education in West Virginia, the Consortium works to:

  • assist in the revision and enrichment of international studies and foreign language courses
  • help faculty remain abreast of new knowledge and innovative teaching methods in their fields
  • facilitate the active use of varied instructional materials
  • increase student and faculty participation in study-abroad programs
  • provide professional development opportunities for public school teachers