Originally posted: December 2012
One of the most active groups at the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) meeting is the International Assembly and College and University Faculty Association (IACUF). This year the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies was a key sponsor of the IACUF reception that drew over 300 participants including higher education faculty members, high school educators, and graduate students. The IACUF provides a forum for communication, collaboration, and interchange of ideas among NCSS members from the United States and foreign countries.
Tamara Leonard, Associate Director, Global Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, provided welcoming remarks at the reception and spoke briefly about the role of the Jackson School in promoting international education at NCSS.
The reception was held on Thursday evening, November 15th at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle. The IACUF reception was part of the 92nd NCSS Annual Conference held in Seattle from November 16-18, 2012.
NCSS is the world’s largest professional development conference including over 500 content-rich sessions. This year’s conference was held in Seattle, Washington entitled, “Opening Windows to the World.” Founded in 1921, NCSS engages and supports educators in strengthening and advocating social studies. With members in all the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 69 foreign countries, NCSS serves as an umbrella organization for elementary, secondary, and college teachers of history, geography, economics, political science, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and law-related education.