Merten to Speak during Governor’s International Education Day

Posted: November 12, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Megan McDonnell

George Mason President Alan Merten will be speaking on a panel at the second annual Governor’s International Education Day on Monday, Nov. 15, at noon in Richmond. Merten and his colleagues will address “Virginia and China: Educational Links and Prospects for the Future,” which is this year’s focus. The president just returned from a three-week trip to Asia, including a week in China, during which he visited universities and talked with government officials.

Other panelists include Liu Chuansheng, minister counselor, Embassy of China, and Arlene Jackson, director of international education, American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Gov. Mark Warner will provide the keynote address.

The event recognizes the importance of a globally educated citizenry in the 21st century. To celebrate the start of International Education Week 2004, the Virginia Council for International Education invites the commonwealth’s international educators, area specialists, international students, and study abroad returnees to attend. A luncheon and transportation from George Mason to Richmond and back will be provided. To sign up for the event, e-mail or

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