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International Events Hosted

A grant from the U.S. Department of Education enabled East Carolina University’s College of Business to offer two events centered on international culture and economy in conjunction with International Education Week.

On Nov. 13, ECU’s Center for Economic Education and the colleges of business and education led a forum for public school teachers to discuss a new Internationalizing Teacher Education program at ECU. More than 70 educators and international students convened to discuss culture and international economics, ECU’s global classroom and international education in the United States. Presenters included ECU faculty members Sylvie Henning, Carolyn Ledford, Beth Eckstein, Rosina Chia, Jami Leibowitz, Monika Wojciechowski and Michael Harris.

On Nov. 15, Patrick Cirillo, deputy chief of operations from the International Monetary Fund, visited ECU. Cirillo discussed with students the state of the world economy and the recommendations for international monetary and fiscal stability. More than 130 students, faculty, and area economics teachers attended Cirillo’s lecture, “The Evolving Role of the IMF in Globalized World Economy.”

ECU’s College of Business received a grant from the National Council on Economic Education to sponsor both events.

This page originally appeared in the Dec. 8, 2006 issue of Pieces of Eight. Complete issue is archived at