Participants of the Elisabeth Luce Moore Program for Chinese Women

1990s: From Mutual Understanding To Mutual Action

In the 1990s, IIE established new offices in Budapest and Hanoi, extending IIE’s already robust global presence, reach and capabilities.

Establishes an office in Budapest, Hungary to serve as IIE's European hub for management of scholarship and training programs throughout the region.

With the collapse of communist regimes in the region, IIE develops the East Central Europe Higher Education Information Exchange, and produces its first publication appropriately named "Raising the Curtain."

Chosen to administer new U.S. government initiatives, including a USAID-funded program for MBA students to learn and serve in developing countries.

Selected for the administration of the undergraduate portion of the new National Security Education Program, aimed at strengthening the international competence of U.S. citizens.

Brings Asian and U.S. women leaders of NGOs together for international networking and professional development through its newly developed Elisabeth Luce Moore Leadership Program for Chinese Women.

Selected by the United States Information Agency (USIA) to house the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the agency that administers the Fulbright Senior Scholars Program.

Designs and implements ASIA-Help, an emergency loan program supported by the Freeman Foundation, to help affected Asian students complete their US degrees during a period of major financial crises in many of their home countries.

Launches an international annual competition for Lucent Technologies Foundation, to select 100 Lucent Global Science Scholars, who gather each summer to meet with Bell Labs scientists and build a global network of future leaders in the field of information technology. 

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