Joanna Regulska, vice provost and dean of Global Affairs at UC Davis, has been named a founding member of the National Academy for International Education, as announced on March 22 by the Institute of International Education, or IIE. The first learned society of its kind, the National Academy for International Education is an honorary society and think tank made up of distinguished leaders from all over the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Ghana, Japan, Taiwan, and the U.S., among other countries.
“The National Academy for International Education provides a critical space for some of the most accomplished international education professionals to work together on pressing issues for our field. The Academy recognizes these distinguished individuals and the role they play in shaping our world,” said Allan Goodman, president and chief executive officer of IIE, as a part of the announcement.
Regulska, who is also a professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies at UC Davis, is a member of the academy’s inaugural class and is a part of the small group of seven international leaders who formed its initial framework. The academy will engage in shaping international education and generating knowledge to advance the field in ways that address global challenges and build a more peaceful, sustainable, and equitable world. Members are beginning to introduce collaborative projects to reduce inequalities in and through international education.
“I am truly honored to be a part of launching this National Academy for International Education with colleagues at IIE and around the world. It is critical we acknowledge and address global challenges and work to eradicate racism, xenophobia, sexism, and other global inequalities within our field,” said Regulska, who was also honored by IIE in 2019 with their first-ever Senior International Officer Award.
About UC Davis Global Affairs
Global Affairs brings the world to UC Davis, welcoming more than 10,000 international students, scholars and leaders, and hosting programs that inspire global curiosity, understanding and engagement. Compelled by the valuable outcomes of thinking globally, we make transformative opportunities a reality by supporting the thousands of students and faculty learning and researching globally—and by facilitating collaborations that tackle the world’s most pressing challenges through more than 150 global partnerships.
Putting our vision of a UC Davis community that engages, thrives, and leads in this interconnected world into action, Global Affairs is in pursuit of an ambitious goal: Global Education for All.
Established in 1919, IIE is a global not-for-profit that creates and implements international education programs, conducts research, and provides life-changing opportunities for students and scholars worldwide. IIE collaborates with a range of corporate, government and foundation partners across the globe to design and manage scholarship, study abroad, workforce training and leadership development programs. IIE has a network of 17 offices and affiliates worldwide and over 1,450 member institutions. Visit iie.org.