10 Apr 2017  |  5604 Wesley W. Posvar Hall, 230 S. Bouquet St., Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Please join us for our next IISE Symposium Lecture Exploring Educational Diversity: Race and Ethnic Issues in China and the United States on 10 April 2017.

  • “Exploring Educators Preparedness to Discuss Topics of Race in the Classroom” by K. Leroy Irvis Fellow of the Center for Urban Education, Adam J. Alvarez
  • “A Comparative Study of Ethnic Minority-Serving Higher Education Institutions in China and the United States” by IISE Program Coordinator, Weiyan Xiong

Adam Alvarez, a K. Leroy Irvis Fellow, is a third-year Ph.D. student in the Social and Comparative Analysis in Education Program at the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh. He also serves as a Graduate Research and Teaching Associate at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for Urban Education. His research focuses on urban contexts, out-of-school factors that influence student learning, and educator practices.

Weiyan Xiong is a Ph.D. student in Higher Education Management at the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh. Since 2013, Xiong has served as a Program Coordinator of the Institute for International Studies in Education (IISE) at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include indigenous education; comparative, international and development education; internationalization of higher education; professional development at higher education institutions. Xiong completed his bachelor’s degree in International Political Economy in the School of International Studies and his master’s degree in Higher Education in the Graduate School of Education at Peking University.

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh University Center for International Studies, Center for Urban EducationAsian Studies Center, and Global Studies Center.

For more information, please contact Weiyan Xiong at wex24@pitt.edu or 412-313-1128.