Schiller Paris Campus Director, Dr. James Brown, made a courtesy call to the Lycée français Charles de Gaulle of London on December 9th. Dr. Brown met with the guidance counselor office on Parent/Teacher day.
The Lycée français, located in South Kensington, is well-situated in a block of French cultural establishments such as the Institut français and is right near Hyde Park and many museums. Ninety percent of the lycée’s students are French nationals many of whom are keen to maintain their high-level of proficiency in English and study in France: Schiller Paris offers them the best of both worlds!
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A New York Times article by Paul Hockenos in the Education section of Nov. 2, 2016 featured Schiller International University in a survey of Study Abroad options for Bachelor’s programs. The author highlights SIU network of five campuses in five countries, and the true international setting this implies.
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A meeting, not of the German playwright and Ukrainian poet, but rather of the leaderships from two universities proud of their Enlightenment pedigrees. James Brown, Director of the Paris Campus of SIU met with the leadership of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv’s Institute of International Relations October 13th. Dr. Brown had a chance to meet with the Head of the Department of International Relations and Foreign Policy, Professor Volodymyr Manzhola, Vice-Rector of International Relations, Professor Bekh and Sergiy Galaka, Professor of International Relations and International Security.
The Institute of International Relations is the pre-eminent institution specialized in foreign affairs in Ukraine and has a long history of producing leaders and diplomats, from the Soviet period to today. Based as it is on four European campuses, Schiller International University brings an interesting perspective to international relations that complements that of its Ukrainian counterparts. Dr. Brown also had the opportunity to meet with top managers of Bechtel Corporation, the American multinational engineering firm piloting the International Chernobyl Consortium. Bechtel is capping off twenty years of its commitment to the New Safe Confinement project which will cover the Chernobyl reactor under a special enclosure. Schiller is proud of its ties to Ukraine and the numerous alumni based in Kyiv and elsewhere. We look forward to furthering our engagement and exchanges with our Ukrainian partners!
Convocation was a special event allowing students, faculty and all the members of the Schiller Paris community to **meet and catch up with each other**. We were honored to have as our key note speaker Javed Hamid, member of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Schiller International University, a former Director of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (Asia/Pacific) with accomplishments spanning a 30-year career in international development finance and education. Mr.Hamid underlined the **uniqueness of Schiller Paris** as a destination for undergraduate and graduate studies. Students develop critical thinking skills, know-how key for future international careers and strong inter-cultural skills especially thanks to the sheer diversity of the student body. We are looking forward to **other upcoming events** that strengthen the ties of this community of students and scholars that is Schiller Paris. — James Brown, PhD Director, Paris Campus [Full Photogallery of the event](http://paris.schiller.edu/events/convocation-2016/)
Students at SIU Paris will be participating in Fall Convocation 2016 Friday, September 30th at the American Cathedral in Paris.
This is the occasion to mark the beginning of the Fall 2016 Term, and guest speakers will include Javed Hamid, Member of the Board of Trustees of Schiller International University and former Director of the East Asia and Pacific Region branch of the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Mr. Javed Hamid has been involved in some of the most important investment strategies in that institution’s history: furthering China’s transition to a market economy, leading the financial structuring strategy in the wake of the 1997 Asian financial crisis, opening up the IFC’s first Asian offices, and spearheading the IFC’s first-ever investments in education, to name but a few key moments.