CONAHEC Member Institution

History:

IIE was established in 1919, in the aftermath of World War I, by Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, Elihu Root, former Secretary of State, and Stephen Duggan, Sr., Professor of Political Science at the College of the City of New York and IIE's first President. They believed that there could be no lasting peace without greater understanding between nations—and that international educational exchange formed the strongest basis for fostering such understanding.

The Institute was created to act as a catalyst for educational exchange. It met a real need for a central point of contact and source of information both for U.S. higher education and for foreign nations interested in establishing educational relations with the United States.

  • The world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange agency
  • Administrator of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government's premier public diplomacy initiative
  • Provider of training and, leadership development programs for public and private sector professionals around the world
  • Organizer of democracy-building, civil society and human rights training initiatives in transitional societies
  • Initiator of projects that help students and scholars worldwide, including testing and advising, scholarships, information on opportunities for international study, and emergency financial assistance
  • Provider of international affairs programs and visitor and protocol services that enrich our communities and regions

IIE was established in 1919, in the aftermath of World War I, by Nicholas Murray Butler, President of Columbia University, Elihu Root, former Secretary of State, and Stephen Duggan, Sr., Professor of Political Science at the College of the City of New York and IIE's first President. They believed that there could be no lasting peace without greater understanding between nations—and that international educational exchange formed the strongest basis for fostering such understanding.

The Institute was created to act as a catalyst for educational exchange. It met a real need for a central point of contact and source of information both for U.S. higher education and for foreign nations interested in establishing educational relations with the United States.

  • The world's most experienced global higher education and professional exchange agency
  • Administrator of the Fulbright Program, the U.S. Government's premier public diplomacy initiative
  • Provider of training and, leadership development programs for public and private sector professionals around the world
  • Organizer of democracy-building, civil society and human rights training initiatives in transitional societies
  • Initiator of projects that help students and scholars worldwide, including testing and advising, scholarships, information on opportunities for international study, and emergency financial assistance
  • Provider of international affairs programs and visitor and protocol services that enrich our communities and regions

Key Personnel

Name/Nom/Nombresort descending Email Institutional Role Department Country
Obst, Daniel dobst@iie.org Primary Contact Higher Education Resource Group United States