ISSI 2019: Cultural Sustainability in the 21st Century

International Studies Summer Institute: Workshop for K-12 Educators and Pre-Service Teachers

Women assemble a solar panel at Barefoot College, Tilonia, Rajasthan.Article Credit: Cornell University

Syracuse University
July 1–2, 2019

This year, the International Studies Summer Institute (ISSI) will highlight cultural sustainability.

Cultural sustainability is the practice of managing change in a balanced and ethical fashion that preserves cultural beliefs, lifestyles, and livelihoods.

Because culture crosses boundaries of discipline, this topic puts the arts, language, literature, and architecture in conversation with environmental and economic sustainability to address the significant challenges faced by diverse communities around the world.

This workshop will present content grounded in specific world regions and share multimedia resources to support teachers as they think through the ways in which their students can investigate and analyze the framework of cultural sustainability across the curriculum through the lens of area studies. The 2019 ISSI will be suitable for elementary, middle, and high school teachers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.

The workshop is hosted by Cornell's South Asia Program and Southeast Asia Program, the Syracuse University South Asia Program, and the Cornell-Syracuse South Asia Consortium on July 1 and 2. Find out more.

ISSI 2019 is sponsored by Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and its programs; Syracuse University’s South Asia Center and School of Education; the Teacher Professional Development Network of Central New York; TST-BOCES; and the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Program.

Registration is now open:

Stay tuned for the schedule and full list of speakers.

For more information 

Brenna Fitzgerald,

Emera Bridger Wilson,