CIES 2018 Conference in Mexico City March 25-29 2018  

President-Elect of CIES  Professor Regina Cortina (Teachers College, Columbia University), has set the 2018 conference theme as “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue”. This theme aims to shift the traditional starting point of research to a greater extent toward the global South.

Details of dates for submissions, registration and hotel bookings can be found here at  the 2018 conference website.

CIES Latest Newsletter

 A message from Marianne A. Larsen, Editor, of CIES Perspectives: I am pleased to present to you the Fall 2017 edition of CIES Perspectives, the newsletter of the Comparative and International Education Society. I thank all of those who contributed to this edition. I hope that you enjoy reading this newsletter, find the content to be engaging and relevant, and contribute to the next issue of CIES Perspectives.


CIES 2017 Symposium — Interrogating and Innovating CIE Research

The second CIES Symposium will be held from October 26-27, 2017, at the Arlington campus of George Mason University. Hosted by members of the Gender and Education Committee, the South Asia SIG and faculty at GMU, the theme for the 2017 symposium is, “Interrogating and innovating CIE research”.

Anchoring this symposium is the notion that how comparative and international education phenomena are studied, the questions we ask, the tools we use and the epistemological, ontological, and ideological orientations they reflect, shape the nature of the knowledge produced, the value placed on that knowledge, and of critical importance, its pedagogy and implications for practice in diverse societies globally. Moreover, that from both within and beyond the field of Comparative and International Education (CIE), scholars and practitioners have raised concerns about the colonial and neo-colonial practices and dynamics that have been reproduced and/or have characterized (in part) the history of CIE.

Through distinguished plenary speakers, breakout sessions, concurrent paper sessions and workshops, we will provide spaces and resources for students, junior and senior scholars, practitioners and policymakers to not only interrogate and challenge existing practice, but to learn and develop new ways of thinking about and doing CIE research.

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CIES 2017 Conference in Atlanta

CIES held a successful  annual conference March 5 through March 9 in Atlanta, Georgia. Friends and colleagues joined us from all over the world for an academic research conference to explore the theme Problematizing (In)Equality: The Promise of Comparative and International Education.

Details of sessions and speakers can be found here at the conference website.

CIES Statement in Response to January 2017 U.S. Executive Order on Immigration

The Board of Directors has issued a statement.  Read it here.

Statement from CIES President & Board following US Election

Mark Bray, President of CIES and the Board of Directors have issued a statement following the US Presidential Election. Read it here.

About CIES 

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is a scholarly association dedicated to increasing the understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives. Its nearly 2,500 individual members--researchers, analysts, practitioners and students--use different conceptual frameworks to explore topics related to education. These include a focus on schools, students, teachers and administrators, and on issues spanning early childhood and basic education to secondary and higher education, as well as non-formal education and life-long learning.


Since its founding in 1956 as the first comparative education society in the world, the CIES has grown into a dynamic professional association. Nearly half its members are younger scholars and practitioners who are learning to apply theories and methods of the social sciences and history to address the world’s most intractable educational problems. The CIES also sponsors an outstanding peer-reviewed journal in the field, the Comparative Education Review.

CIES 60th Anniversary Video 

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