Trubek Named to NRC Committee

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The study in which Trubek will participate will review the adequacy and effectiveness of the Title VI international education programs of the Higher Education Act as well as Fulbright-Hays international education programs administered through the U.S. Department of Education. Congress has identified eight key areas for the committee to address to evaluate the success of these programs in performing their statutory missions.

Trubek has served the UW-Madison in many capacities
involving international education. He was Dean of International Studies from 1990 to 2001, and then
served as the Director of WAGE (the Center on Wisconsin and the Global Economy)
from 2001 to 2004.

In congratulating Trubek on the honor of being appointed to the National Research Council Committee, Professor Kathryn Hendley, Director of the UW-Madison
Center on Russia, East Europe & Central Asia, pointed out the significance
of the appointment to the future of international education both at the University
of Wisconsin and throughout the country:

“The Title VI funds have been the lifeblood of our area studies programs
at UW,” Hendley said. “It is always scary when Congress starts
debating whether these funds are needed. We know they are, but the benefits
can be difficult to quantify. The fact that Professor Trubek has been selected to serve on
the evaluation committee ensures that the politicians will hear about how
valuable the Title VI programs have been for us. Under his leadership of the International Institute, UW had remarkable success in the competitions for these funds.”

As Dean of International Studies at the UW-Madison, Trubek coordinated area
and international studies and managed the UW International Institute.
He directed the Office of International Studies and Programs, oversaw the
UW’s relations with foreign universities, managed study abroad programs, and
was responsible for campus-wide strategic planning in international education.
He was principal investigator of the Stanford-Wisconsin-Minnesota MacArthur
Consortium in International Peace and Cooperation, and has written extensively
on international and comparative law as well as other topics in legal studies.

In 2001, the French government awarded Trubek the honor of Chevalier dans l’Ordre
des Palmes Academiques, in recognition of “devotion and accomplishment
in teaching, scholarship and research.”

For more information on the National Research Council Committee, see