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The 11th Annual TnCIS Conference

11th Annual TnCIS Conference on International Education
Conference Theme: Inclusive Excellence
November 2 - 3, 2017


  Sponsored by:
Tennessee Consortium for International Studies

Co-sponsor:
Motlow State Community College
Moore County Campus
Tullahoma, TN

Join us for the 11th Annual TnCIS Conference on International Education! Conference attendees can network, share information, learn from each other, and gain valuable skills. 

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Conference Highlights

Keynote Address: Professor Erika Rosenberg



Professor Erika Rosenberg, personal biographer to Emilie and Oskar Schindler, will be the featured keynote speaker for the TnCIS 11th Annual Conference on International Education. Along with Ms. Rosenberg, her colleague Harald Zintl, Director of the Regensburg Regional Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Germany, will present the keynote address entitled Learning from History for Democracy and Human Rights: The Oskar and Emilie Schindler Exhibit". During the conference, Motlow State Community College will host the Oskar and Emilie Schindler Exhibit, a series of biographical panels depicting the life stories of these two courageous people who endeavored to save the lives of Jewish prisoners during WWII. TnCIS is the sponsor of this unique exhibit that will be hosted at seven member institutions during the academic year. We are fortunate to have Ms. Rosenberg and Mr. Zintl give the keynote address in conjunction with the exhibit here in Tennessee.

Harald Zintl

Mr. Harald Zintl, Head of the Bayern Academy and Director of the Regensburg Regional Office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Germany, will join Ms. Rosenberg as a Keynote presenter. He and Ms. Rosenberg will draw on ideas and principles of education for democratic citizenship related to the Oskar and Emilie Schindler Exhibit. The Schindler's lives will serve as an example and an inspiration to promote the worldwide significance of human rights.  

Oskar and Emilie Schindler Exhibit
Stephen Spielberg, the American director of the movie “Schindler’s List”, made Oskar Schindler renowned worldwide. Produced in 1993, the movie’s dramatic depiction of the rescue of Jewish prisoners during WWII, won seven Oscars. For over four and a half years Oskar Schindler and his wife Emilie put their own lives at risk to save 1,200 Jews from the Nazi’s atrocious despotism and certain death at concentration camps.

Living under a ruthless dictatorship, it was their profound humane principles that made them behave in favor of their fellow humans. The courage the Schindlers showed must be admired and can serve as an inspiring example of moral and civic courage even today.

Our exhibition tells the eventful story of Oscar and Emilie’s life, using texts and many documents and pictures, some of which have not been published before.

Conference Plenary Speaker - Professor Jake Hamric
Professor Hamric's Plenary Address, German 'Sonderweg': A Story of International Education, will highlight his broad experience in the field of international education. He will share his approach to internationalization of the curriculum and provide examples from his involvement in teaching and leading study abroad programs.  

TnCIS – Inclusive Excellence Workshop
The Forum for Education Abroad will facilitate a half-day workshop on Inclusive Excellence scheduled for November 3rd, 2017 at Motlow College in Tullahoma, TN. 

Workshop Facilitators:
Natalie Mello, Vice President for Member Services and Training, The Forum on Education Abroad
Alma Clayton-Pedersen, Emeritus Consulting Group LLC, Association of American Colleges and Universities

All attendees must be fully registered for the TnCIS conference and the workshop to attend. Click here for more details on how to participate.

Conference Hotel Information:     
Holiday Inn Express & Suites - Tullahoma, TN
2030 North Jackson Street
Tullahoma, TN 37388

Conference Room Block Reservations
As of October 6th, we have been informed there are no additional rooms available under the conference room rate. Other nearby hotels include Baymont Inn and Hampton Inn. College employees are encouraged to request the state rate in case they have rooms available in this category. 

Conference Registration

All conference breakout sessions will take place at Motlow State Community College Moore County Campus.

Call for Papers & Presentations - Open!