CIES Latest Newsletter

The Summer 2018 edition of CIES Perspectives, the newsletter of the Comparative and International Education Society is now online and available to download. We hope that you enjoy reading this newsletter, find the content to be engaging and relevant, and please consider contributing to the next issue of CIES Perspectives.


New CIES Membership System

CIES is transitioning to a new online membership system in September 2018. 

Beginning in late September 2018 the membership services and individual member profiles will be directly accessible through this website via a login and password.

See here for more information.


CIES 2019 San Francisco  - Call for Contributions Published  

The Conference Call for Contributions document is now available. Download it from

The submission system will open in late August and close in late October.


CIES 2019 Conference to be held in San Francisco April 14-18 2019 

We are very excited to announce the theme for next year's conference  - Education for Sustainability. 

During its “Development Decade” of the 1960s, the UN advocated education as a driver of economic growth. But, over the past fifty years, questions have been asked with increasing urgency about what kind of development is promulgated through literacy, skills training, and formal schooling. What is the longer term cost of an education that promises – and sometimes delivers – productivity, industrialization, modernity and consumption? Who pays this price?  What are the larger costs? And
with what ultimate consequence for the planet? 

Find out more at


CIES 2018 Conference in Mexico City

The annual conference was a great success with a week of presentations, lectures, sessions and cultural events at the Hilton Reforma hotel in Mexico City.  The 2018 conference theme was “Re-Mapping Global Education: South-North Dialogue”  which promoted a shift in the traditional starting point of research toward the global South. CIES President Professor Regina Cortina (Teachers College, Columbia University) and SOMEC (Sociedad Mexicana de Educación Comparada) hosted the conference where attendees and guests from 114 different countries around the world  were rewarded with stimulating dialog and wonderful weather in this vibrant and culturally rich and diverse city of Mexico.


CIES 2017 Symposium — Interrogating and Innovating CIE Research

The second CIES Symposium was held from October 26-27, 2017, at the Arlington campus of George Mason University. Hosted by members of the Gender and Education Committee, the South Asia SIG and faculty at GMU, the theme for the 2017 symposium was, “Interrogating and innovating CIE research”.

Several hundred practitioners and scholars attended.


About CIES 

The Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) is a scholarly association dedicated to increasing the understanding of educational issues, trends and policies through comparative, cross-cultural and international perspectives. Its nearly 2,500 individual members--researchers, analysts, practitioners and students--use different conceptual frameworks to explore topics related to education. These include a focus on schools, students, teachers and administrators, and on issues spanning early childhood and basic education to secondary and higher education, as well as non-formal education and life-long learning.


Since its founding in 1956 as the first comparative education society in the world, the CIES has grown into a dynamic professional association. Nearly half its members are younger scholars and practitioners who are learning to apply theories and methods of the social sciences and history to address the world’s most intractable educational problems. The CIES also sponsors an outstanding peer-reviewed journal in the field, the Comparative Education Review.

CIES 60th Anniversary Video 

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