Country and Cross-Border Forums

Country and Cross-Border Forums

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We advance upward academic mobility through community-building across borders to support our colleagues, families, and communities.

Our community is powered by leaders who serve as catalysts of community-building for international scholars and graduate students across the world. We will be launching a digital platform later this year to help our members organize across borders to be able to offer support and act together. Our country directors engage with members to design local initiatives that support scholars and students in their context. 

We also host forums for diasporic communities of international scholars, their spouses, and their communities to connect and organize as they navigate transnational career paths together as family. We believe more advanced scholars want to give back by supporting the next generation of scholars and their communities.

Interested in serving as a Country Director?

Country Directors are in charge of initiating programs and projects related to research and scholarship, teaching and learning, academic career paths, and leadership development, as well the community-engaged programs and projects. Both the Country Director and Associate Director(s) attend biannual Leadership Team meetings organized by the President. Country Directors must be Sustaining Individual Members serving at institutions that are willing to support the network through a Basic or Sustaining Institutional Membership. The Country Director is a two-year honorary position renewable for up to six years. Final selection depends on the letter of recommendation as well as the peer evaluations by the selection committee.