A Message from the PBD President

 

Dear Phi Beta Delta Members:
It was my pleasure meeting all of you at the 30th Phi Beta Delta (PBD) annual conference in conjunction with NAFSA. I was truly impressed by the exemplary quality of papers and posters presented at the conference during June 3-4th 2016. I wish the tradition of scholarship, exchange and networking continue to grow in future as this forum gives it members a tremendous opportunity to engage with faculty, scholars and teachers with an interest in international higher education. The purpose of this forum is to engage in scholarship, network and disseminate our collective understanding on international higher education through dialogue and publication.
Upon my return to my campus (CSU San Bernardino) I realized the immense challenge bestowed upon me i.e. from a Conference Planner to the President of a prestigious association of international education.  My task is challenging, exciting, and humbling as I will strive to leave an impressive mark as well as gain from fellow international educators. Therefore, I am honored, proud and excited to take our organization to the next tier of success.
It has become even more important to understand the world and people around us and the following quotation aptly fits here “space as separation leads to differentiation, differentiation leads to disequilibrium as it can be resolved by spatial interaction”. Thus, I invite individuals, universities and academic institutes to become a member of Phi Beta Delta where we can strive to better understand each other and make the world a peaceful and harmonious place.
I look forward meeting all of you next year in Southern California and will keep you posted with the location and timeline of events of interest. We are also on Facebook so please visit us and like us as well as keep us updated with your activities at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Phi-Beta-Delta-Honor-Society-for-International-Scholars.

Have a great summer 2016!


Rajrani  Kalra
President, PBD
California State University San Bernardino

 

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