Join us to learn from several guest speakers, experts in fields related to international education, who will be presenting throughout the 2013 annual conference.
Harry I. Chernotsky
Wednesday, May 29, 2:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Preparing Students for the World Stage: A Modern Approach International Studies
International studies is a fast-growing major on many campuses, but are these programs poised to prepare students for a complex and globalized world? This session offers a framework for international studies curricula that enable students to cross disciplinary and intellectual borders to attain the skills necessary to navigate today's world. It also explores collaboration between international offices and academic programs to enhance student learning.
Harry I. Chernotsky, PhD, is chair of the department of global, international, and area studies and professor of political science at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Chernotsky specializes in international relations with particular emphasis on international political economy and U.S. foreign policy. His current research focuses on the impacts of globalization on local development strategies and governance.
Thursday, May 30, 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m..
Driving Catalytic Philanthropy for Education in the Arab World
Philanthropy on a large scale is virtually nonexistent in the Arab world, and yet the region is home to a large number of the world's wealthiest individuals. Learn about a new model of philanthropy focused on education that is emerging in the Arab world, through which young business leaders are seeking to leverage their wealth for transformative social benefit.
Salah Khalil is the founder of the Alexandria Trust, a London-based foundation dedicated to advancing world-class education in the Arab world. After a successful business career in Egypt, he graduated with a master's degree in political sociology from the London School of Economics and worked from 2006 to 2008 as strategy consultant with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy.
Thursday, May 30, 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Design and Architecture in International Education and Development
Explore the concepts, content, and exhibition design from Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, a fall 2012 exhibition at Washington University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum. This session challenges conventional notions of architecture and urban design, and advances your understanding of the impact that innovative design and design education can make in addressing todays most pressing local and global issues.
Peter MacKeith serves as adjunct associate curator of architecture and design at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum and is associate dean and professor of architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. He was the local curator for Design With the Other 90%: CITIES, an exhibit of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum presented at the Kemper Museum in fall 2012.
Tuesday, May 28, 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
Challenge and Change in Higher Education
Is traditional higher education soon to be radically reshaped or even shut down by competitors using new technologies and models? Must institutions redesign themselves or fail? The greatest challenge is a three-part problem: educate more students, with greater learning outcomes, at lower costs. This session explores the challenges that lie at the core of the innovative disruption facing U.S. higher education.
George Mehaffy, PhD, serves as the vice president for academic leadership and change at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, DC, representing 430 public colleges and universities and their 3.7 million students. His division is responsible for developing and managing programs for member institutions in leadership development, undergraduate education, technology, international education, and teacher education. Check out Mehaffy's recent article in Trends & Insights.
Tuesday, May 28, 2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
From Brawn to Brains: How Immigration Works for the United States
Both low- and high-skilled immigrants contribute to U.S. economic growth, and high-skilled immigrants have a unique role in innovation and entrepreneurship. Currently 7 percent of permanent resident visas go to skilled employment-based immigrants. This presentation discusses immigration policy in the context of economic growth.
Pia Orrenius, PhD, is assistant vice president and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and adjunct professor at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business. At the Dallas Fed, Orrenius is a regional economist working on economic growth and demographic change. Her academic research focuses on the labor market impacts of immigration, unauthorized immigration, and U.S. immigration policy, and her work has been published in the Journal of Development Economics, Labour Economics, Industrial and Labor Relations Review, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, among others.
Gina M. Rosabal
Wednesday, May 29, 8:45 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Social Justice Paradigms within International Education
How do we grow in our own cultural proficiency and in the active transformation of classrooms and campuses? How do we provide effective leadership that integrates institutional and cultural components of a social justice paradigm? Through the lenses of gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and ability, this session examines strategies and resources for those embarking on or advancing in this journey.
Gina M. Rosabal, PhD, is a social justice educator and consultant working in academic, nonprofit, and community settings. A bilingual and bicultural scholar and activist who is also queer, parenting, and living with AD/HD, Rosabal brings experiential and theoretical understandings of intersectionality to the core of her work. Currently consulting full-time, Rosabal designs and implements workshops and retreats that invite both reflective self-awareness and a deeper understanding of power dynamics in privilege, oppression, and liberation. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leila Nadya Sadat
Wednesday, May 29, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Forging a Convention for Crimes Against Humanity
This session explores international human rights in the context of world hot spots. Learn about the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a rule of law project of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University in St. Louis that studies the problem of crimes against humanity and is drafting a comprehensive convention addressing punishment and prevention.
Leila Nadya Sadat, LLM, is the Henry H. Oberschelp professor of law at the Washington University in St. Louis and director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. Sadat is an award-winning scholar with more than 75 published articles and books. In 2012, she was apponinted as "Special Adviser to the ICC Prosecutor on Crimes Against Humanity". She is also director of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative, a multiyear project to study crimes against humanity and address their punishment and prevention.
Thursday, May 30, 8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.
Social Media Update: Strategic Uses for Global Student Affairs
Social media represents an ever-changing set of tools, challenges, and opportunities. This session includes a review of the latest trends, sites, and services. Additionally, participants will learn strategies for successful implementations. Find out why Google Plus, Instagram, Sina Weibo, and YouTube are just as important as Facebook and Twitter.
Eric Stoller is a higher education thought-leader, consultant, writer, and speaker. He frequently gives keynotes on how administrators can use social media strategically and is a proponent for teaching students about digital identity development. With a background in student affairs, academic advising, wellness, technology, and communications, Stoller focuses his energies on educating clients and captivating audiences. He can be found online and on Twitter.
Wednesday, May 29, 1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest
The Arab Spring and continuing unrest in the Middle East represent an unpredictable puzzle of events that has far-reaching implications. A renowned expert on the Middle East, Shibley Telhami speaks on current affairs in this critical region and will share highlights of his research on Arab and American public opinions, providing key insight to national narratives and events.
Shibley Telhami, PhD, is the Anwar Sadat professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland-College Park, and nonresident senior fellow at the Saban Center at the Brookings Institution. He previously taught at Cornell University, The Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, Princeton University, Columbia University, Swarthmore College, and the University of California-Berkeley, where he received his doctorate in political science.