NAFSA Worldview programsNAFSA Worldview programs highlight global issues relevant to international educators. World leaders, policy experts, and celebrated authors share insights that can expand and shape our perspective. Dr. Esther Brimmer, executive director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, is the host of NAFSA Worldview programs.

Highlighted Events

The Role of Higher Education in Resolving Conflict and its Consequences
November 19, 2019
NAFSA and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) co-hosted a special program that examined ties between higher education and conflict resolution. Experts from the peacebuilding and international education communities shared best practices and innovative approaches for creating and sustaining more peaceful societies.

Shape of Global Higher Education Report
May 14, 2019
The British Council, in collaboration with NAFSA, has released a new report for the Shape of Global Higher Education series focused on internationalization of higher education across 11 European countries. An accompanying report on the Americas will be launched at a session at the NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo.

Worldview with Elizabeth Lyons
April 22, 2019 - Earth Day
Elizabeth Lyons is Head of the National Science Foundation, Tokyo Regional Office. In this interview, she discusses the importance and benefits of science research and collaboration between international colleagues.

Worldview with Shaun Martin
March 3, 2019 - UN World Wildlife Day
Shaun Martin, senior director of climate change adaptation and resilience at World Wildlife Fund, discusses the need for a new approach in managing climate change for the future.

Past Events

Worldview with Moustafa Bayoumi
December 10, 2018 - Human Rights Day
Moustafa Bayoumi, PhD, shares his views on Muslim American race relations.

Worldview with Doris H. Gray
December 10, 2018 - Human Rights Day
Doris H. Gray, PhD, shares her views on global women’s empowerment and social change in North Africa.

Worldview with Emma Sky
December 10, 2018 - Human Rights Day
Emma Sky, OBE, shares her views on Middle East relations and conflict resolution.

International Day of Peace: The Right to Peace
September 21, 2018
NAFSA celebrates the International Day of Peace 2018 with the release of an exclusive interview with Brandon Hamber, PhD, a noted expert in global conflict resolution. Professor Hamber is the John Hume and Thomas P. O’Neill chair in peace at Ulster University based at the International Conflict Research Institute.

Worldview with Anne C. Richard
June 20, 2018 - World Refugee Day
Former Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Anne C. Richard provides NAFSA with an overview of the U.S. and worldwide refugee crisis.

Roundtable on the Economic Imperative of a Global Education - White paper report
April 11, 2018
NAFSA hosted a roundtable discussion on the importance of ensuring that college graduates receive a global education. The roundtable was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and included business leaders; university presidents and professors; and policy professionals.

2017 Symposium on International Education, Diplomacy, and Peace
November 16, 2017
This NAFSA Worldview event will focus on the intersection of international higher education and international affairs, and will consider government polices promoting international education from around the world; the power of international education to build global communities; and peacebuilding approaches for higher education.

Worldview with Helen Clark
August 8, 2017
The Right Honourable Helen Clark, 8th Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), provides NAFSA with an overview of the UNDP and its role within the United Nations.

Worldview with Dr. Richard N. Haass
June 1, 2017
Dr. Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, leads this NAFSA Worldview event titled “Knowledge, Power, and Populism: Universities in a Changing International Order."