Special Interests Groups

CIES currently has 23 special interest groups (SIGs) that allow CIES members who share common research interests to connect and collaborate. SIGs focus on a geographic region or on a specialized topic. SIG membership is $10. SIG dues can be paid at, or at the time of online conference registration.

Geographic Region-Based SIGs:

The Africa SIG aims to foster a sense of community among their members, inform the membership of best practices and current research in the field, and provide a valuable space for networking and dialoguing on Africa education

Chairperson: Lillian Niwagaba

The East Asia SIG aims to formalize and strengthen communication among scholars of East Asia, and to help the larger CIES membership become better acquainted with East Asian education and societies.

Chairperson: Sakiko Ikoma

The Eurasia SIG will bring together educational researchers and practitioners working on or in Eurasia.

Co-chairperson: Alla Korzh  Co-chairperson: Alan DeYoung

The Latin America SIG /includes Latin Americanist educators, leaders, and scholars who offer through their research and experiences the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishment of goals and the launching of projects in the region, open the dialogue regarding the region’s educational experiences, achievements and challenges.

Chairperson: María Teresa Tatto Vice-Chairperson: Pablo Eraser

Secretary: Ana Tristana Solano-Campos

The Middle East SIG brings together scholars, educators, and development practitioners interested in the study of the region. Through high quality scholarship, dissemination, and service we seek to enhance educational policy, programming, and pedagogy, and to foster understanding of the region’s peoples more generally. The MESIG is not associated with any political or religious affiliation. Our geographic scope /includes the broader Middle East and North Africa region, as well as locales with historic or contemporary ties to the region and their peoples.

Co-chairperson: Carine Allaf Co-chairperson: Roozbeh Shirazi

The South Asia SIG provides a systematic forum to bring together those of us working on and interested in educational issues related to South Asia and the South Asian Diaspora.

Chairperson: Radhika Iyengar Program Chair: Matthew Witenstein Secretary: Erik Byker

CIES 2014 Program
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A Pre-Conference Workshop Canceled
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New Pre-Conference Workshop Added:
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"Learning from Ontario: Reaching for Equity and Excellence in Education". Keynote by Assistant Deputy Minister of Education, Mary Jane Gallagher. Monday, March 10, 1pm-3pm.
Conference Timeline
Pre-conference workshops
Monday March 10
Conference Opens
Tuesday March 11-15
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Wednesday ends at 6:45
Saturday at noon
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