NAFSA 2017 Special Luncheon Events

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Call for Proposals

Member Interest Group Luncheons 

Gather and network with colleagues who share your interests and hear from a renowned speaker on issues relevant to you and your institution. Tickets for networking lunches at the 2017 Annual Conference can be purchased through registration.

Member $65 | Nonmember: $65 each.

Diversity and Inclusion Luncheon

Wednesday, May 31 | 12:00 p.m.-1:30 pm

Robert Teranishi
University of California, Los Angeles

Robert Teranishi is a professor of Social Science and Comparative Education, the Morgan and Helen Chu Endowed Chair in Asian American Studies, and co-director for the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education. His research examines the causes and consequences of inequality in American higher education. Learn more.

Community College Luncheon

Thursday, June 1 | 12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.

Georgia Lorenz
Santa Monica College

Georgia Lorenz has served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Santa Monica College since 2014. This followed nine years as the college’s Dean of Instructional Services. Prior to this work Lorenz was the Associate Director of the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Urban Education where she managed grant-funded research projects focused on using institutional data to examine and achieve equity in educational outcomes for traditionally underrepresented students. Learn more.

Liberal Arts Institutions and Women’s College Luncheon

Thursday, June 1 | 12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.

Dawn Michele Whitehead
Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

Dawn Michele Whitehead is the Senior Director for Global Learning and Curricular Change in the Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons at AAC&U. Her work focuses on advancing practices, strategies, and projects for integrative global learning across the undergraduate curriculum, emphasizing thematic local and international experiences that provide students with globalized learning opportunities throughout their educational experiences. Learn more.

Pathways to Peace Luncheon

Friday, June 2 | 12:00 p.m.—1:30 p.m.

Helen Clark
Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

The Rt. Honorable Helen Clark completes her eight-year tenure as the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme in April 2017. From 1999-2008, she served as prime minister of New Zealand. She will be joined by NAFSA CEO Esther Brimmer in conversation about how the Sustainable Development Goals may shape international education, sustainable development, and human security. Learn more.