International Networkingat Indiana University James Williams Director, International Networking email@example.com
Indiana University’s commitment to international activities “The value of an IU education cannot be contained within one classroom, one state, or one continent. It spans the globe.” President Michael McRobbie February 15, 2008
Topics Wandering general observations A bit of international networking history Where are we today? The global picture of international networking Where are we headed at Indiana?
The NSF International Research Network Connections Project Leverage and Partnerships Key IRNC concepts: Much more extensive network development and connectivity than IRNC only funding would permit. Fostering/developing more active relationships between US and non-US network engineers. Leads to better international scientific and technical interactions
So, where are we headed at Indiana? Focus some attention on underserved areas (Africa, Central Asia, South Asia) Provide services beyond bandwidth (utilization, e-2-e, DC, security) Develop better tools for scientists Work as a community to being planning for future science experiments (gene sequencing; SKA; “brighter” LHC; ITER)