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Dr. Lynn Rose to present at 2018 International Education Conference

Dr. Lynn Rose, Professor in the Social Sciences department at AUIS, will represent the Center for Gender and Development Studies at the 2018 International Education Conference at ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan, June 6-8. The theme of the conference is “Strategizing Educational Development: Reflections and Way Forward.” Dr. Rose will present “You are the Generator of Society,” a paper on unlearning learned helplessness through service learning.

United States Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Silliman speaks at Seventh Annual Commencement

This was Ambassador Silliman’s second commencement speech at AUIS. Recalling his previous address in 2013, Silliman said, “I had the honor of addressing the graduating class here in 2013 – five years ago – before most of you began your collegiate journey. The fact that AUIS invited me back to speak a second time can mean only one of two things. First, it could be that I am a brilliant speaker. I kind of like that idea. Or it could mean that Bruce Ferguson really needs to expand the pool of potential commencement speakers in the future.” Silliman’s speech was peppered with jokes, and while he urged graduating students to continue striving for excellence, his main message was for graduates to go out, experience life, and dare to make unconventional choices. “The American comedian Jon Stewart told the 2004 graduating class of William and Mary...

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