Presidents Day at NAFSA 2017

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2017 Registration

Save the Date: May 31-June 1, 2017
Los Angeles, California

Participants at Presidents Day NAFSA 2017 will explore the evolving challenges of leadership in a time of political and cultural uncertainty. Colleges and universities have made significant strides in preparing all students to thrive in a complex and interconnected world. However, many of the foundations of international education and global learning are under attack. During Presidents Day, participants will work with peers to identify the most pressing global issues they face on campus and hear from noted thought leaders from the academy, the media, and the international relations world to begin to imagine strategies to successfully meet these challenges.

Registration Rates

$349 – Presidents Day registration for campus presidents only. Access to the Expo Hall and general sessions are included in the registration fee. 

Benefits of Attending

  • Network with colleague presidents from over 20 countries
  • Address key issues in campus internationalization
  • Attend sessions designed for and led by presidents in higher education
  • Tour the International Education Expo Hall and connect with more than 400 institutions

Network with Colleague Presidents

This special program for campus leaders offers numerous opportunities to explore international partnerships and discuss pressing issues in international education across the globe. Past speakers have included Shibley Telhami, noted author and expert on peace and development in the Middle East; David Wheeler, editor of Al-Fanar Media and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education; Jamil Salmi, former tertiary head of the World Bank, and Simon Award winning presidents in campus internationalization from the United States, Latin America, the United Kingdom, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Schedule

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.

Plenary Address: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
VIP Seating available for Presidents and Provosts

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Academic Leadership Reception
Presidents and Provosts to be joined by Senior International Officers

Thursday, June 1, 2017

8:00 a.m.– 8:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast and Opening Session
Framing the Day
Debra W. Stewart, President emerita and Senior Scholar at the Council of Graduate Schools

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Knowledge, Power, and Populism: Universities in a Changing International Order
A Conversation with Richard N. Haass, President of the Council for Foreign Relations (Invited) moderated by Dr. Esther D. Brimmer, Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Breakout Session
President’s Perspective: Supporting Global Learning

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Table Discussions

12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

Lunch
Keynote Address: Words Matter: The Rise of Violent Extremists Online and Why Our Youth Stand at a Crossroads
Haroon K. Ullah, PhD, Senior Adviser, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, U.S. Department of State

1:30 p.m.– 2:30 p.m.

Making the Case for Global Learning and International Education in a Complex Political and Cultural Climate
Panel moderated by Dr. Esther D. Brimmer, Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA

2:30 p.m.– 2:45 p.m.

Concluding Remarks/Next Steps
Debra W. Stewart, President emerita and Senior Scholar at the Council of Graduate Schools

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Guided Tour of NAFSA 2016 International Education Expo Hall

4:00 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.

Plenary Address: Dr. Shirin Ebadi
VIP Seating available for Presidents and Provosts

2017 Presenters

Presenter bios

Sponsor

NAFSA thanks The California State University System for its generous support of this event.

The California State University System