PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY :
About International Students Studying in the U.S.

Annan, Kofi
U.N. Secretary-General
United Nations




"We in the United Nations have learned, from our experience of rebuilding war-torn societies, that the seeds of conflict often lie in uneven and unequal development and opportunity."


Goodman, Allan E.
President and CEO
Institute of International Education




"U.S. leadership in support of international education remains central to the kind of world in which we are going to live. A few weeks after the awful events of September 11th, I had a visit from the director of the ministry of education and research of Germany. We spoke at some length about the need to keep the educational doors of both of our countries as open as possible. After our discussion he wrote that 'We learnt from the United States how enriching it is to win the interest and support of the brightest minds from all over the world and we trust in your country to remain as open as it has been in the past. If you closed your borders again you would set a model that others would follow all too soon.'"

"We have received messages of support from people all over the world who have studied in the United States. Students and alumni of every nationality and religious and political background have voiced their hope, as one student said, that programs of exchange may help us to 'stand together in solidarity with the voice of reason and work together to spread peace.'"

(Joint statement with Henry Kaufman)


Kaufman, Henry
Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Institute of International Education




"We have received messages of support from people all over the world who have studied in the United States. Students and alumni of every nationality and religious and political background have voiced their hope, as one student said, that programs of exchange may help us to 'stand together in solidarity with the voice of reason and work together to spread peace.'"

(Joint statement with Allan E. Goodman)