The Council on Social Work Education and the Katherine A. Kendall Institute were sponsors of the Fourth Conference on International Social Work which was hosted by the University of Southern California School of Social Work, March 25-27, 2011. Wide ranging topics were discussed including: International Social Work: What is it? What it should be?; Transnational Research Across National Boundaries: Lessons for International Social Work; Emerging Social Work in Developing Countries: The Case of China; and Integrating International Research in Social Work Curriculum.
Members from the, Katherine A. Kendall Institute Advisory Board, the Global Commission and it Councils were in attendance. Andrea Bediako, international program coordinator for the Katherine A. Kendall Institute gave a presentation titled, Preparing Social Workers for Humanitarian Careers. A conference summary and speaker biographies are available on the conference website.