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Japan Day 2015: honoring Reischauer Scholars

News / August 19, 2015

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) honored two of the top students of the 2015 Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) at a Japan Day event at Stanford University on August 13, 2015. The two 2015 RSP Japan Day honorees were Meera Santhanam and Katie Goldstein.

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Korea revealed to teachers at hands-on Stanford workshop

News / August 4, 2015

Thirty U.S. secondary school teachers, representing 11 states and multiple subject areas, came to Stanford for a three-day professional development conference that seeks to help teachers better incorporate Korean studies in the classroom.

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SPICE director Gary Mukai receives Stanford alumni award

News / May 8, 2015

In a ceremony held last night on Stanford campus, SPICE Director Gary Mukai received the 2015 Stanford Alumni Award in recognition of his leadership and service in the field of education.

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Rylan Sekiguchi receives Buchanan Prize for his work on Cambodia

News / April 24, 2015

Established in 1995 by the Association for Asian Studies, the Franklin Buchanan Prize is awarded annually to recognize an outstanding curriculum publication on Asia designed for any educational level, elementary through university. 

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Stanford partners with community colleges to internationalize curriculum

News / April 19, 2015

How does a community college instructor begin to tackle a lack of global awareness exhibited by her students? She spends an afternoon at Stanford with leading faculty and experts, as well as other community college faculty, to discuss issues of importance to the global community.

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Lessons learned from children's literature

News / March 19, 2015

In collaboration with the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at Stanford University, SPICE hosted a professional development seminar for elementary school teachers that focused on strategies to incorporate Latin American and Latino children’s literature into the K–5 classroom.

On February 6, 2015, 32 teachers from across the Bay Area gathered at Stanford University to listen to guest lectures, participate in curriculum demonstrations, and collaboratively explore issues related to immigration and identity.

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Building bridges with Kazakhstan

News / December 17, 2014

At the request of the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, the SPICE staff was invited on December 5, 2014 to give an overview of its work to a group of 20 educators from Kazakhstan. The educators are counseling specialists and school administrators from Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS). The NIS is a network of schools for exceptional students of ages 12 to 18 throughout Kazakhstan. The primary purpose of the visit to Stanford University and also to U.C. Berkeley was to learn more about the admission process to competitive universities in the United States.

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Former ambassador, political scientist McFaul to lead FSI

News / November 5, 2014

Michael McFaul, a Stanford political scientist and former U.S. ambassador to Russia, has been selected as the next director of the university’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Stanford Provost John Etchemendy and Ann Arvin, the university’s vice provost and dean of research. McFaul will succeed Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, who was nominated in July as an associate justice of the California Supreme Court and elected Tuesday.

McFaul takes the helm of FSI in January.

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Honoring the next generation of U.S.–Japan scholars

News / August 19, 2014

The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) honored Roma Forest (San Luis Obispo, CA), Jonathan Klein (Los Angeles, CA), and John McHugh (Winnetka, IL) at a Japan Day event on August 7, 2014 that was highlighted by presentations based on their RSP research essays on an intriguing range of Japan-related topics: lessons from Japan’s shinkansen for California’s high speed rail project; a critical analysis of U.S. economic policy leading up to Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor; and Japan’s nuclear energy policies in post-Fukushima Japan.

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Training teachers as a springboard for cross-cultural awareness

News / August 6, 2014

Twenty-four U.S. secondary school teachers gathered at Stanford to learn about Korea's history, culture and society at the Hana-Stanford Conference, co-sponsored by FSI’s Shorenstein APARC and SPICE. The conference – in its third year – aims to make Korean studies accessible to all grade levels.

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Students honored at the 2014 Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. secondary school teachers

News / August 1, 2014
On July 30, 2014, three anxious but very poised high school students from the Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP), took the stage to present their final papers to an audience of 25 American and Korean high school teachers and several university professors at a three-day conference on Korea at Stanford University.
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George W. Bush shares presidential insights with Stanford students

News / May 6, 2014
In remarks that were often blunt and sometimes funny, George W. Bush spoke with Stanford students about some of the defining moments of his presidency. The conversation ranged from congressional power to his take on world leaders and the impact his policies had on curbing the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa.
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Reflecting on a childhood shaped by immigration policy

News / March 13, 2014

On February 27, 2014, Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) co-hosted an event, "Legacies of the Bracero Program, 1942-1964," during which ten former braceros were recognized by SPICE, FSI, and the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS).

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2014 Sejong Korean Scholars Program now accepting applications

News / September 6, 2013
The 2014 Sejong Korean Scholars Program is currently accepting applications from all current high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors (Classes of 2014, 2015, and 2016) in the United States.
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The Reischauer Scholars Program and BEYOND Tomorrow: cultivating future leaders on both sides of the Pacific

News / August 29, 2013
12 high school and college student delegates from BEYOND Tomorrow, a Tokyo-based non-profit established to support young victims from the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami, shared their stories and experiences during a special visit to Stanford University.
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Japan Day 2013: honoring Reischauer scholars

News / August 25, 2013
The Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) honored three of the top students of the 2013 Reischauer Scholars Program (RSP) and celebrated the tenth anniversary of the RSP at a Japan Day event at Stanford University on August 9, 2013.
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Bringing Korea into the classroom

News / August 25, 2013

Just two days after the 60th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, which was signed on July 27, 1953 in Panmunjom, educators and students from both sides of the Pacific gathered at Stanford University to participate in the second annual Hana–Stanford Conference for Secondary School Teachers.

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Sejong Korean Scholars Program honors U.S. high school students

News / July 25, 2013
During the second annual Hana-Stanford Conference on Korea for U.S. Secondary School Teachers, July 29-31, 2013, Sejong Korean Scholars Program (SKSP), a distance-learning program on Korea, will honor three high school students. 27 high school students representing ten states participated in the inaugural SKSP this year. The SKSP honorees will be presenting their research essays at the conference.
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40 Years of promoting the study of China in schools

News / March 4, 2013
Tthe efforts of the Stanford Program on International and Cross Cultural Education (SPICE) to internationalize the K-12 classroom span a broad range of topics - security, the arts, the environment, global health, and international relations. With the dawn of 2013, SPICE looks back to its roots and celebrates 40 years of promoting the study of China.
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