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Stamford profs attending programs overseas

- June 19, 2006

Three members of the Stamford Campus faculty are headed overseas this month to work on educational and research projects.

Jeffrey Lefebvre, an associate professor of political science, is in Israel through June 29 for a 12-day workshop on the Arab-Israeli conflict sponsored by Tel Aviv University.

He is one of 20 scholars invited to the workshop.

Leading Israeli politicians, including former Prime Minister Shimon Peres, will participate in the workshop.

Lefebvre also traveled to Jordan to conduct research prior to the event in Israel.

Karen Arms, an associate professor of family studies, has been selected by the Fulbright-Hays program to travel to China on June 24, as part of the Seminars Abroad Program conducted by the U.S. Department of Education.

Arms, one of 16 educators from around the country participating, will spend more than a month in several cities in China, including Beijing and Shanghai.

Arms has extensive international experience. In 2002, she participated in another Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program in Egypt.

She is also a local expert in immigration issues, and recently returned from a conference in Tucson, Ariz., that addressed the borders and boundaries issues with Mexico, and included a tour of the Arizona-Mexico border and meetings with the border patrols.

Steven Wander, an adjunct lecturer in the arts, has been invited to the Vatican for a month to examine several Greek manuscripts that are part of the Vatican Library collections.  

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