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Bernhard Thomas Streitwieser Faculty Member

Bernhard Streitwieser’s research looks comparatively at the impact of globalization on the internationalization of higher education. He has three main focus areas: Integration: research on the integration of migrants and refugees into higher education, with a geographic focus on Europe (Germany) and the United States Internationalization & Mobility: research on study abroad, international student exchange, and the professional identity of ‘scholar-practitioners’ managing international education Competition: research on international branch campuses and education hubs Dr. Streitwieser earned his PhD in International and Comparative Education from Columbia University, Teachers College; his MS in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University; and his BA in International Relations and a Minor in Spanish from the University of Virginia. From 2010-2013 Dr. Streitwieser was a visiting professor at Berlin's Humboldt Universität, where he was funded by research grants from the Fulbright Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He also served in 2012-2013 as Interim Chair of the university's Department of Comparative Education. From 2002-2010 he was Associate Director and Senior Researcher at Northwestern University's Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, and was also a Lecturer in the School of Education and Social Policy. From 2006-2008 he was the Associate Director of Northwestern’s Study Abroad Office. Previously, Dr. Streitwieser was a guest researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für-Bildungsforschung in Berlin, where he was supported by a Bundeskanzler Grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and a Research Analyst at the American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC. In 2014 Dr. Streitwieser published Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility for the Oxford Studies in Comparative Education series; in 2016 he published International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice, for Symposium Books; and in 2020 he published his third edited book, Education Abroad: Bridging Scholarship and Practice for Routledge's Internationalization of Higher Education series. His other current book project is Higher Education in the Era of Migration, Displacement and Internationalization, also for Routledge. He has published chapters in books with Routledge; Springer; Peter Lang; Palgrave-Macmillan; Teachers College Press; Sense; Symposium; IGI Global Press; the Schneider Verlag; and the Verlag Dr. Kovac, and in the journals Comparative Education Review; Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education; Higher Education Policy; Higher Education; Journal of Studies in International Education; International Journal of Intercultural Relations; Journal of Innovative Higher Education; International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees; Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning; Research in International and Comparative Education; Journal of the Knowledge Economy; Educational Research & Evaluation; European Education; Global Education Review; Journal for Deradicalization; and the American Journal of Evaluation. Dr. Streitwieser is on the steering committee of the University Alliance for Refugees and at-Risk Migrants (UARRM) and runs the Berlin Refugee Research Group (BRRG) with colleagues in Germany. In 2021 he also established the Refugee Educational Advancement Laboratory (REAL) https://blogs.gwu.edu/gsehd-real/ The REAL lab has two main goals: first, to facilitate the involvement of George Washington University student scholar-practitioners to learn, research, publish, and become trained to support refugees and at-risk migrants. Second, to bring attention to a broad range of issues through joint research and advocacy projects aimed at empowering refugee and at-risk migrant communities in the Washington, DC-Maryland- Virginia area, throughout the U.S., and in crisis areas of North, Central and South America; Europe; parts of Asia; Oceania; and throughout Africa. The lab covers all areas of education, from primary, through secondary, into higher, and life-long learning. Through short- and long-term research projects and ongoing review of current scholarship, the lab serves as a touchpoint for stakeholders, research and advocacy organizations, and policymakers, and work in partnership with the University Alliance for Refugees and at-Risk Migrants (UARRM), the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration (PAHEI), and the World University Service of Canada (WUSC), among others. The lab's current project is a contract for its first book, Accessing Quality Education for Refugees: Local and Global Perspectives, with Rowman & Littlefield.

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