Open Doors 2009 Press Briefing

Open Doors 2009 Briefing

Each year, IIE helps kick off International Education Week by holding the Open Doors Briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. The Open Doors project is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.

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IIE held its 10th annual Open Doors Briefing on November 16, 2009, at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, to release the findings of the 2009 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. It was attended by more than 150 international education professionals, members the press, and representatives from various nonprofit organizations and government agencies.

Opening speakers:

Judith A. McHale
Under Secretary, Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Martha J. Kanter
Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Peggy Blumenthal
Chief Operating Officer, Institute of International Education


The release of the latest data from Open Doors 2009

  • Study Abroad by U.S. students
  • International students and scholars on U.S. campuses

Fall 2009 online survey: snapshot of international student enrollments in the U.S.

Discussion: Contributions of Student Mobility to America's Economy and Public Diplomacy

Open Doors Contacts

For information on the Open Doors surveys and research methodology and activities:

IIE Research
Tel: +1.212.984.5554

Media inquiries:

IIE Public Affairs
Sharon Witherell
Director, Public Affairs
Tel: +1.212.984.5380

Shana Childs
Public Affairs
Tel: +1.212.984.5360