Global Summit Program Global Summit sessions will include 15 minutes of presentation, 15 minutes of small group discussion, and 15 minutes of large-group discussion. Please be prepared to discuss on Zoom with your cameras on!
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.Informal Networking Meet other participants in small breakout rooms to connect with others leading internationalization from around the world!
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Address: Amer Ahmed Amer Ahmed is an organizational strategist who helps institutions and leaders address diversity and inclusion, equity, race, and intercultural development through consulting, coaching, group facilitation, and keynote speeches. A frequently requested speaker nationwide, Dr. Ahmed’s approach is grounded in a commitment to inclusive community and excellence.
10:50 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. JEDI & Internationalization: A Discussion of What’s Needed Now This session will explore the critical intersection ofJEDIand internationalization efforts, with an emphasis on the urgent priorities facing SIOs and other campus leaders now. Panelists and participants will engage in adiscussionof key JEDI-internationalization issues, promising practices, and lessons learned. Chair: Matthew Pucciarelli Presenters: Chrystal George Mwangi and Jewell Winn
11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Keynote Address: Fernando Reimers Fernando Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative at Harvard University. An expert in the field of Global Education, his research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. He was a member of UNESCOs Commission on the Futures of Education which wrote the report ‘Reimagining Our Futures Together. A New Social Contract for Education’. He has developed curriculum aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which is in use in many schools throughout the world. During the COVID-19 pandemic he led numerous comparative studies examining the educational consequences of the pandemic and identifying options to sustain educational opportunity and to build back better.
12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Break and Networking Meet other participants in small breakout rooms to connect with others leading internationalization from around the world! 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Decolonizing Internationalization: Implications for Institutional Practice The newness of the field of internationalization and its tenuous standing on many campuses have often foreclosed taking a critical stance towards its practices. Yet, the sharp pivot in the cultural zeitgeist has forced a reckoning with various forms of social injustice, exclusion and inequality as they exist in the wider world. This session will examine what it means to decolonize internationalization across multiple dimensions and transform this work into one of liberation. Co-Chairs: Michelle Harris and Julie Ficarra
1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Global Summit Day One Wrap-Up
day 2- APRIL 7, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Presidents Keynote Panel: Why the Internationalization of Higher Education Still Matters Join us as past university president Carolyn J. Stefanco facilitates a discussion with Leocadia I. Zak, the ninth president of Agnes Scott College, and Ahmed Bawa, the CEO of Universities South Africa and a former vice chancellor at Durban University of Technology, on the continued importance of internationalization.
10:55 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Best Practices in Strategic University Partnerships It is essential to approach the formation of any partnership (academic, research, exchange) through a detailed analysis. By taking the time to understand the reason and rationale of the partnership and co-creating the vision and purpose, the outcome and sustainability of the partnership are usually higher. This presentation will highlight three critical areas supported by successful examples of university strategic partnerships and best practices.
Pillars of pre-requisites of successful university partnerships
Definition of a strategic university partnership
Common and specific considerations for managing various types of partnerships
Chair: Janaka Ruwanpura Presenter: Sonja Knutson
11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Insights on International Education and Mobility in Ukraine and Russia Presenters will provide insight into Ukraine and Russia and the current international education situation. They will touch on the implications for research partnerships between the US and Russia, the impact on Russian and Ukrainian students studying in the US, and the future role of international higher education in peacebuilding. Chair: Sherif Barsoum Presenters: Natalia Mirovitskaia and Graeme Robertson
12:30 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. Break
1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Sustainability in International Education Internationalization places a high premium on shifting students and faculty around the globe using air travel. Furthermore, the trend is towards more widespread, shorter mobilities so the total load on the planet from our activities will rise. At the same time universities are in the vanguard of not only advising on climate change and modelling the dangers of global temperature rise but also education the next generation. It’s a genuine dilemma: do we internationalize and ruin the planet or do we conserve resources and deprive our students of the benefits we had. Chair: Richard Harvey Presenters: Anne-Karen Hueske, CJ Tremblay, and Megan Zacher 1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Presidential Reflections and Concluding Thoughts Jewell Winn, AIEA President, will share concluding thoughts on the Global Summit, and look towards the future of the association and the field.
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