Dr. Sudhakar Jamkhandi, Director of the Center for International Understanding at Bluefield State College, will be a featured presenter at the National Association for Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA): Association of International Educators Conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, May 20-23. His presentation will be part of the panel discussion, "Have You Heard the News? Publicity=Political Support=Funding."
The NAFSA conference is the largest conference in the field of international education and training, and is expected to attract 4,000 participants from throughout North America, and from 70 countries around the world.
The panel session involving Dr. Jamkhandi will examine ways in which training institutions can work with programming agencies to publicize their activities. "We share the understanding that publicity for training programs leads to political support on an institution, a state, and and a national basis, and this support can lead to funding support," noted Colin Davies, Senior Project Director, United States Agency for International Development Participant Training Program.
Other panel presenters are Jerrold Keilson, Director of Training and Education/World Learning, and Richard Benfield, Coordinator-Europe and NIS/University of Oklahoma.