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“…the cultural contexts of all parties should be taken into account at all stages, from initial negotiations among potential partners, to program design and implementation, to monitoring and maintenance of the relationship.”

— Robin Matross Helms, 2015 (view PDF) »



“Sometimes [institutions] sign agreements during trips abroad and make premature commitments… Many of these agreements do not yield concrete results and indeed may spark resentment on the part of the prospective partners whose expectations have been raised.”

— Jack Van de Water, Madeleine Green, and Kimberly Koch, 2008