Symposium on Leadership

Annual Conference & ExpoNAFSA 2018 Call for Proposals

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

Internationalization & Diversity and Inclusion

Los Angeles, California
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Symposium on Leadership Colleges and universities around the world seek to create environments for social inclusion, diversity and intercultural learning to flourish. How can international educators lead higher education through these complex challenges? Keynote and panel speakers will provide viewpoints on both the international and local dynamics of this topic, including examples of international education’s role in transforming institutions. Participants will also engage in round-table breakout discussions with other SIOs and internationalization leaders to network and discuss the opportunities and challenges for their campuses.

The 2017 Symposium on Leadership will feature Gary Younge, an award-winning British journalist, author, and broadcaster, who will offer his thoughts on the politics of identity. Brenda J. Allen, University of Colorado-Denver, and Jonathan Jansen, former Vice Chancellor and rector of the University of the Free State in South Africa, will share their experiences and look at innovative and effective ways to consider diversity and internationalization on campus.

The final SIO panel will feature best practices and will include Lorna Jean Edmonds, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies at Ohio Univeristy; Angela Paiva, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs-International Programs at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil); Penelope Pynes, Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Wolfgang Schlör, Associate Provost for International Initiatives at Georgia State University.

Read an article about the 2016 Symposium on Leadership - Leading Internationalization: Changing Demographics and Economic Realities Icon PDF 16, and refer to previous Symposium Series articles listed in the sidebar.

Registration Rates

Registrant Type Advance
(Jan. 9-Feb. 22, 2017)
(Feb. 22-Apr. 14, 2017)
(After Apr. 14, 2017)
NAFSA Member $259 $319 $379
Nonmember $379 $429 $489

2017 Schedule

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