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2005 PIER Summer Institutes

The Yale Center for International and Area Studies' PIER Summer Institutes have been providing continuing education and professional development for educators for more than twenty years.

The PIER institutes are intensive, interdisciplinary programs. Each institute includes lectures and seminars by leading scholars and experts from Yale and other institutions; films; workshops; field trips and site visits; hands-on cultural activities; teaching resource and strategy sessions; and sessions on technological resources for teaching about these world areas.

PIER 2005 Summer Institutes Keynote Speaker - Humphrey Tonkin
"Global Readiness"
10:30am • Monday, July 11, 2005
Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue
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Humphrey Tonkin, President Emeritus and University Professor of the Humanities at the University of Hartford, is an advocate and world leader in international cooperation and education. An acclaimed scholar, he co-authored, some twenty years ago, The World in the Curriculum, widely regarded as a standard guide to internationalizing the college curriculum. Most recently, he published Service-Learning Across Cultures, on the impact of international service-learning. Over the years he has chaired such bodies as the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and the Canadian Fulbright Commission. He continues to promote the internationalization of education as a board member of such organizations as the American Forum for Global Education, the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership, and World Learning, the organization that operates the School for International Training.

2005 PIER Institutes
July 6-14 - Tracing Los Andes: The Heights and Chasms of Andean Societies
July 6-15 - The European Experiment
July 6-15 - The Teaching of Africa
July 11-16 - Understanding Globalization - Focus on South Asia
July 11-16 - Arts in Action in the Middle East

2004 PIER Institutes

Institutes are open to educators, executives and media.

CEU Credits
All institutes are designed in accordance with nationwide Continuing Education Units standards. Yale is an authorized CEU provider (No. 716). Up to 8 CEU’s will be awarded upon successful completion of any of the institutes.

Tuition and Fees
Tuition for the institutes vary depending upon length of the program, and includes the cost of books and materials. (See course listings for individual tuition/fee schedules). Meals and parking are extra. Limited scholarship aid in the form of tuition waivers may be available. Additional fees may be required to cover the cost of group meals on field trips or special events.

A variety of housing plans at local hotels or in Yale campus housing and meal plans at Yale are available.

The institutes are held on the Yale University campus in New Haven, Connecticut. Most activities take place in Luce Hall, the home of the Yale Center for International & Area Studies, though other activities may take place in the various libraries & galleries on campus as well as in other locations. Most institutes include at least one off-campus field trip.