The Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education serves as an international and intercultural resource for students and faculty of the College of Education, Health and Human Services and to the greater Kent and world community.
The mission of the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education is to promote actively international and intercultural activities that will broaden intellectual perspectives, and, thereby, foster deeper ethical and humanitarian values while establishing person-to-person relationships that span international borders.
The Center is engaged in teaching, research, creative expression, service and partnerships that address the needs of a complex and changing world. Our Center is part of the rich array of resources at Kent State University meeting the dynamic needs of a global society.
The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) was initiated in 1954 by William W. Brickman of New York University, Gerald Read of Kent State University, and Bess Goodykoontz of the United States Office of Education.
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