West Palm Beach, Florida – February 16, 2016
 –  Dr. Carlos Diaz, distinguished Professor Emeritus at the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) and board member of the Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County (HEC) will consult at Krems College in Austria

Carlos-Diaz-Secretaryregarding the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. From March 10 through April 2, 2016, under the auspices of the Fulbright Specialist Program (operated by the US State Department) Dr. Diaz will provide workshops, lectures, and advice at Krems College, schools and communities throughout Austria. He will focus on the refugee crisis from Syria and other nations currently faced by Austria and many other European nations. Upon his return, Dr. Diaz will write a final report which will be submitted to the Fulbright Program.


“I hope that my 40 years of teaching and researching in the field of multicultural education in the United States can be useful in helping Krems College in Vienna and schools in Austria to serve immigrant students from the Middle East. It is a challenge I embrace,” says Dr. Diaz.


Dr. Carlos Diaz and Dr. Jeannette Manzanero, Director of the Global Education Center, co-chair the Education committee for HEC. Dr. Diaz is the former Program Planner of African, African American, Latino, and Gender Studies for the Palm Beach County School District. He is also editor and co-author of four books and contributing author to other texts as well as various articles. He began his teaching career at Carver Middle School in Delray Beach before moving to the Social Science faculty of Broward Community College. While a professor of Multicultural Education at FAU, he wrote and directed grant programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education and gave 300 full scholarships for Master’s degrees for Palm Beach and Broward County education.


About Krems (KPH). The KPH WIEN/KREMS is the biggest private University College for Teacher Education of Christian Churches is located in five places in Vienna and Lower Austria. From an ecumenical perspective the KPH Wien/Krems supports cooperation amongst the seven churches represented at the KPH (Roman Catholic, Protestant: Lutheran and Reformed, Greek Oriental, Old Catholic, Armenian Apostolic, Koptic and Syrian Orthodox). It is the KPH’s prime objective to respect and acknowledge the respective identities of the churches.


About The Hispanic Education Coalition of Palm Beach County (HEC). HEC is a non-profit organization established to promote educational equity in the Palm Beach County School District. HEC recognizes that by advocating for greater equity and access for Hispanic students, educational professionals, and community members, it will also benefit other groups in the community which have been historically underserved.


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