Symposium on Leadership

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2019 Proposals

A NAFSA Signature Program offered by the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community.

Leadership in Uncertain Times: Addressing a Changing International Education Environment

Washington, DC
Tuesday, May 28, 2019

2019 Symposium on Leadership

Symposium on LeadershipGlobally, the higher education sector has entered interesting times of uncertainty, where changes in national policies and attitudes on immigration, international student and faculty mobility and enrollment, even higher education’s objectives have created uncertainty for the senior international officer in how to respond effectually. A key learning objective of this Symposium on Leadership is to aid the senior international officer in developing the leadership skill of being responsive rather than reactive to these changes. Keynote and panel speakers from the United States and abroad will explore the various factors contributing to volatility in the field of international higher education. Through thoughtful analysis, rich discussion, and powerful examples, senior international officers and university leaders from around the world will hone fundamental, strategic leadership skills to guide their campuses through common challenges. Participants engage in roundtable breakout discussions to network and share opportunities and best practices.

A detailed agenda and list of speakers is available from the right sidebar.


Symposium on LeadershipRegistration for this Signature Event will become available in March, and is separate from conference registration. Please refer to our NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo Registration page for general payment, cancellation, and refund information.

Symposium on Leadership registrants are encouraged to share information regarding other NAFSA Signature Programs for their colleagues in campus leadership, such as the Presidents and Provosts Summit or the Global Learning Lab.

Hotels and Travel

Please refer to the Housing and Travel section of our NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo webpages. Registration for the Symposium on Leadership will include exclusive access to a selection of conference lodging.

The 2018 Symposium Series article is available for reference in the right sidebar.

2019 Schedule

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Details on the confirmed 2019 presenters coming soon. Meet the 2018 presenters.

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