FDU International Education Week 2012

MADISON, N.J. (November 9, 2012)—Fairleigh Dickinson University’s annual bi-campus International Education Week returns Tuesday, Nov. 13-15 with various events and activities that are open to the public.

FDU’s New Jersey campuses have organized International Education Week to highlight the importance of global education and to generate greater appreciation for the diversity of the University’s community. 

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, a United Nations Videoconference titled, “Sustainable Development and Rio +20,” will run from noon-1 p.m. in Room 214 in the Dreyfuss Building at FDU’s College at Florham. The conference is a discussion between Ambassador Ahmad Kamal and Nikhil Seth, director of sustainable development, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs. For more information about this event call 201-692-7362. 

Shortly after, a Fulbright afternoon tea and information session is scheduled from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Sullivan Lounge, Hennessy Hall, at the College at Florham. For information about this event, email dcvitan@fdu.edu.

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, a breakfast seminar titled, “Doing Business in China,” will run from 8:30 a.m.-noon and will include different speakers and experts presenting information about doing business with, exports to and imports from China in the Rutherford Room, Student Union Building, at the Metropolitan Campus. 

Afterwards, a videoconference titled, “Global Peace Building,” is set to include a discussion among students from Metropolitan, College at Florham and FDU-Vancouver in Room 214 in the Dreyfuss Building at the College at Florham. For more information or to register for this event, email shorn@fdu.edu

On Thursday, Nov. 15, the United Nations Nongovernmental Organization Briefing will include a presentation titled, “Fulfilling the Rights of Indigenous Children: Successes and Challenges,” from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. To obtain passes to this event call FDU’s Office of Global Learning at 201-692-7362.

Back on the College at Florham a scavenger hunt titled, “Geocaching,” will commence from 1-3 p.m. in front of Hennessy Hall to introduce the Global Engagement Program. For more information about this event call 201-692-7362. 

Then from 4:30-6 p.m., an “International Beer Happy Hour” will be held in the Bottle Hill Pub in the Student Center at the College at Florham. Proper identification is required for this event, and it will include a cash bar.

The last event of the week includes the “One to World’s International Prom in N.Y.C.” For more information, or to register for this event call 201-692-2743.

Devoted to the preparation of world citizens through global education, Fairleigh Dickinson is New Jersey's largest private university and features more than 100 liberal arts and professional degree programs, two international campuses, dozens of partnerships with internationally renowned institutions and special programs and status within the United Nations. For more information, go to www.fdu.edu.

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham is located at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, N.J.; and the Metropolitan Campus is located at 1000 River Road, Teaneck, N.J. For additional information about any event, contact the Office of International Student Services at 201-692-2743.

For Immediate Release

FDU Office of Public Relations

   (Metropolitan Campus Office)
Dickinson Hall, Room 3365, H-DH3-13, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Dina Schipper,
Director of Public Relations
Fax: 201-692-7019

Kenna Caprio,
Communications Writer
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Helen Grill,
Senior General Clerk
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FDU Office of Public Relations

   (College at Florham Office)
East Cottage, Second Floor, M-EC2-01, Madison, NJ 08450

Scott Giglio,
Assistant Director of Public Relations
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Daniel Landau,
Public Relations Assistant
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