Refuge for a Threatened Iraqi Scholar | Ball State University Sponsored Projects Administration | March 2015
Gifted African Students Immersing in Muncie Culture | The Star Press | April 2014
Students From Africa Share New Experiences | Ball State Daily News | April 2014
The Canada-United States Defense Relationship: A Partnership for the Twenty-First Century | Canadian Foreign Policy Journal | February 2014
Iraq Presses Ahead With Global Partnerships Despite Challenges | The Chronicle of Higher Education | March 2012
This article addresses the issues that universities face in Iraq since the United States has pulled their military out. Dr. Kenneth Holland explains the difficulty of just getting to the partner university.
Despite Challenges, Iraq and U.S. Universities Agree to Work Toward More Partnerships
| The Chronicle of Higher Education | February 2012
During a conference here organized by the Iraq Embassy and supported by the U.S. State Department, government officials from both countries emphasized the need to rebuild the Iraqi higher-education system, which historically has been one of the strongest in the region.
Fall of Libyan Regime Brings New Opportunities for American Universities | The Chronicle of Higher Education | January 2012
Ball State is preparing proposals to work with the University of Tripoli's education college more broadly and to provide online courses leading to advanced education degrees, which the Libyan dean saw as especially useful for female faculty members, who, because of local tradition, are not always able to travel outside of the country without being accompanied by male relatives.
United States Hosts Pavilion at Baghdad International Trade Fair Baghdad International
| U.S. Department of State | November 2011
Over 80 American corporations, universities, and travel and tourism organizations will showcase their products and services to Iraqi businesses and people for the purpose of building greater trade ties between our two nations. Fortune 100 companies in the aviation, automotive, and IT sectors are represented at the trade fair, as well as small and medium sized businesses. The trade fair is expected to draw a million visitors and participants including Iraqi government dignitaries, direct end users, wholesalers, distributors, agents, students, opinion leaders and media. Bilingual staff will welcome the public to the USA Pavilion and provide translation for U.S. business representatives, and steer visitors to appropriate companies or universities based on their interests.
Soccer Could Improve Relations Between U.S., Jordan | Ball State Newscenter | October 2011
Ball State received a $212,739 grant from the U.S. Department of State to use soccer to promote peace in Jordan. Lindsey Blom, Assistant Professor of Physical Education, is the Project Manager. Soccer for Peace and Understanding is designed to strengthen ties at the person-to-person level and trains youth sport coaches to focus on peacemaking and conflict resolution. The Center for International Development assisted with the writing of the proposal and will be instrumental in the project management and implementation. Ball State is partnering with the Indiana Soccer Association and the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies.
Hundreds of Iraqi Scholarship Winners are Set to Arrive on U.S. Campuses | The Chronicle of Higher Education | May 2010
The Iraqi government has allocated around $55-million for the program's first year, during which some 600 students are expected to take part—half in the United States and half in Britain. At last count, more than 200 students have been admitted to programs at 22 American institutions, including the University of Iowa, the University of Kansas, Oregon State University, West Virginia University, and campuses of the University System of Ohio.