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Published on March 27, 2008

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Slide1:  Public Diplomacy, International Education and You March 2, 2006 1 What is Public Diplomacy?:  What is Public Diplomacy? It is a way to exercise influence in the world and engage Canadians at home through people, culture, information and ideas Govt messaging has always been part of international policy What is new is that people have central role in intl policy because they do essential things that can be done in no other way What has changed?:  What has changed? International policy is increasingly about people: their rights, security, prosperity, their cultures, beliefs, values, identity response to global issues that affect all of us—disease, crime, environment, financial flows, poverty, population etc. Canadians, including young Canadians, are in the world, need skills and knowledge and demand to be involved 3 Public Diplomacy is both international and domestic:  Public Diplomacy is both international and domestic Abroad, it means long-term investment in deeper understanding and human relationships It means projecting Canada through people, ideas, knowledge & innovation At home, it means engaging Canadians through information and engagement The result is greater influence abroad and a more internationalized, innovative Canada at home Public Diplomacy:  Public Diplomacy “Modern diplomacy is increasingly public diplomacy. about projecting a coherent and influential voice to all those who have influence within a society- not just within its government. Canada’s credibility and influence abroad will be built not only by Government action but by Canadians themselves-artists, teachers, students, travellers, researchers, experts and young people-interacting with people abroad… Includes cultural events, conferences, trade shows, youth travel, foreign students in Canada, Canadian studies abroad and visits of opinion leaders. All this cultivates long-term relationships, dialogue and understanding abroad, underpins our advocacy and increases our influence.“ International Policy Statement (April 2005) Role of International Education:  Role of International Education International education is a key element in projecting Canada abroad: To connect Canadians in the world and create knowledge networks To raise Canada’s profile and promote bilateral relationships International Education (2):  International Education (2) To strengthen Canada’s capacity to manage “INTER-MESTIC” dimensions of public policy To transfer knowledge and contribute to global problem-solving To strengthen Canada as an innovative, knowledge-based economy DFAIT Objectives in International Education:  DFAIT Objectives in International Education As part of its public diplomacy focus and in partnership with provinces//territories and national stakeholders 1. emphasize the importance of international education strategies (bilateral relationships, international development and cooperation, Canadian innovation & prosperity) Raise Canada’s international profile and promote knowledge of Canada DFAIT & International Education:  DFAIT & International Education 3. work to ensure Canada’s colleges & universities are internationally networked attract international students & provide our youth with opportunities to gain international experience DFAIT Programmes:  DFAIT Programmes Embassy/mission services overseas Canadian Studies (Study of Canada) abroad Scholarships Bilateral Educational Exchange agreements Academic Travel Grants DFAIT Programmes (2):  DFAIT Programmes (2) Cooperation with CMEC on international education in multilateral fora International Educational marketing Youth Work Exchanges Young Professionals International Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Embassies:  Foreign Affairs and International Trade: Embassies Canadian Missions AT YOUR SERVICE! :  Canadian Missions AT YOUR SERVICE! Public diplomacy (education plays a role in developing the bilateral relationship & raising Canada’s profile) Includes Conferences, Canadian speaker programmes, student briefings Resources often include Academic Relations officer & Education Marketing services S&T is part of our International Business Development effort (Science Counsellors at key posts) Consular services DFAIT Programmes Canadian Studies Abroad:  DFAIT Programmes Canadian Studies Abroad Canadian Studies abroad/Study of Canada International Council of Canadian Studies (35th Anniversary) National/mulinational associations & regional networks Canadian Studies Centres at universities/colleges around the world 9 Canadian Studies Abroad:  Canadian Studies Abroad Promote knowledge of Canada (post-secondary teaching, research) Support for associations and networks, university programming and outreach Foreign faculty research and enrichment awards Foreign graduate student research awards Foreign student study tours Key programmes: USA, UK, Germany, Brazil, France, Japan, Mexico, China, India Budget: Circa $ 5 million 10 Scholarships:  Scholarships Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program $4.1 million: 150 to 175 full scholarships to foreign students graduate and post-graduate programs 7 Commonwealth countries provide scholarships to Canadians (India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Malta, Trinidad & Tobago, UK, New Zealand) Scholarships (2):  Scholarships (2) Govt of Canada awards: $1 million for approximately 75 awards (maximum two years) to foreign students graduate and post-graduate programs Reciprocity with other countries (Chile Colombia France Germany Korea Mexico Russia Italy Japan Spain Netherlands) for scholarships to Canadians OAS scholarships Scholarships (Pilot):  Scholarships (Pilot) Pilot Project: 4 awards of $10,000 each to foreign students Support Canadian Universities’ international student exchange Programs Students from South Africa, Kenya, Ghana Canadian Universities involved: Guelph, Ottawa, UBC Theme of Research/Study: HIV/AIDS Bilateral Exchange Agreements:  Bilateral Exchange Agreements Canada US Agreement on Educational Exchanges (Canada Fulbright Program) Canada EU Framework on Higher Education Training and Youth Canada China Scholars Exchange Programme Shastri Indo Canadian Institute Canada Mexico Human Capital WG Canada USA:  Canada USA Canada USA Foundation for Educational Exchange (Canada Fulbright) Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is a bi-national program supported by DFAIT & US Dept of State To enhance bilateral understanding Based in Ottawa Canada/US :  Canada/US Provides grants to best Canadian & American graduate students, faculty, professionals & independent researchers to conduct research, study or lecture in other country Contributes to development of our future leaders & enables scholars of each country to tackle important contemporary issues in the public debate. More than 600 participants since establishment in 1990. Canada China:  Canada China Canada-China Exchange Scholarship Program $300,000 for 10 to 15 awards of 4 to 12 months (100 months) to Chinese scholars conduct research in Canada China offers 200 months of scholarships to Canadian graduate students and scholars Bilateral Travel Grants:  Bilateral Travel Grants Cultural Personalities Exchange Program (Bank of Missions: France & Mexico) Approximately $200,000 Support academic mobility and promote greater knowledge of Canada abroad Grants cover international airfare (and per diem under Bank of Missions) Cooperation with CMEC:  Cooperation with CMEC Council of Ministers of Education of Canada (CMEC) is asked by DFAIT to represent Canada in multilateral fora on education. UNESCO OECD OAS Commonwealth and other fora 18 Education Marketing:  Education Marketing DFAIT’s Education Marketing Group: international promotion of Canadian education and training products, services and expertise, including promoting Canada as a Study destination. Through our network of missions, the Education Marketing Group provides a consolidated and coordinated service to Canadian education and training providers wanting to market their products and services internationally. Education Marketing (2):  Education Marketing (2) Why does Canada recruit international students? Expenditures by International students add over $5 Billion to the Canadian economy each year. Presence of international students contribute to internationalization of Cdn campuses & communities. International students who choose to stay in Canada are a source of skilled labour to address specific skills & regional shortages. Education Marketing (3):  Education Marketing (3) International students who choose to return to their country of origin contribute to the betterment of in their developing countries. International students who choose to return to their country of origin can help build awareness – and a positive view of Canada abroad Youth Work Abroad:  Youth Work Abroad Working Holiday Program (WHP) provides young people opportunity to enter Canada or a foreign country for an extended holiday, & to supplement their travel expenses thru incidental employment Student Work Abroad Program (SWAP) identical to WHP but restricted to full/part-time students. SWAP is managed by Travel Cuts/Voyages Campus of Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) Youth Work Abroad (2):  Youth Work Abroad (2) Young Workers' Exchange Program (YWEP) provides university & college graduates with practical experience in fields related to their formal training Co-op Education Program offers university and college students with some practicum experience abroad as part of their curriculum. Multilateral mobility programmes thru a number of NGOs Total Participation in 2005: 54,000 Young Professionals Innatl:  Young Professionals Innatl YPI  helps Canadian graduates (to age 30) obtain international work experience & enhance & develop personal & professional skills thru 6 month paid, career-related work placements abroad Part of Federal Government’s Youth Employment Strategy (YES) to help youth succeed in increasingly globalized world In 2006-07, DFAIT will partner with 30 Canada-based organizations active internationally to fund and organize 300 international work placements DFAIT partners with organizations whose YPI projects support our priorities:  focus on issues such as human security, human rights, good governance, sustainable development, multilateralism, international trade issues & business development YPI (2):  YPI (2) Canadian partner organizations which manage YPI projects  include NGOs and Cdn universities host organizations for placements include multilateral organizations & hundreds of private firms & NGOs around the world since 1997 over 4000 placements funded in over 140 countries YPI participants promote Canadian identity & values abroad & bring back to Canada greater knowledge and understanding of international issues many former YPI participants now work with DFAIT & majority remain engaged with their implementing organizations and broader international network Looking Ahead:  Looking Ahead Mainstreaming Public Diplomacy and International Education Engaging Canadians in the world, particularly Youth thru education Raising Canada’s profile and knowledge of Canada thru education Education part of key bilateral relationships Better coordination across federal government, provinces/territories and stakeholders Looking Ahead:  Looking Ahead Canadian Studies – increased student mobility and connectivity Scholarships – increased linkage to Canadian university/college international arrangements Youth Work Abroad: Marketing among Cdn youth Assistance in job hunt - Coop program opportunities?

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