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September 28, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Register Today

This live virtual event will be recorded and available to NAFSA members.

International education today defines our path forward. Sustaining success requires a multifaceted approach that involves an investment in people, cultivation of key relationships, and a keen sense of business savvy.  In the U.S., we recognize the need to address challenges related to policies and strategies both locally and nationally. The panel of experts at this live Virtual Summit will discuss how international educators can support the long-term health of the field and the communities that benefit from this work. This live Virtual Summit is the second of a three-part series designed to celebrate 75 years of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 

NAFSA 75th Anniversary Summits are a NAFSA member benefit. Nonmembers may attend for a fee.

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Limited space available. Additional speakers to be added as they are confirmed. 

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Elena Anderson

Elena Anderson-de Lay
CET Academic Programs (Academic Travel Abroad Inc.)
Elena Anderson specializes in global workforce development, and her work as director of talent and culture at CET Academic Programs addresses global human resources; global mobility; diversity, equity, and inclusion; and duty of care, among other issues impacting global business operations. She...

Ahmad Ezzeddine, PhD

Ahmad Ezzeddine
Wayne State University
NAFSA Vice President for Scholarship and Institutional Strategy
Ahmad Ezzeddine, PhD, is the vice president for Academic Student Affairs and Global Engagement at Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan, where he leads the university’s national, global, and corporate educational outreach programs. As the senior international officer, he is responsible...

Mihaela Metianu, EdD

Mihaela Metianu
Florida Atlantic University
Mihaela Metianu, EdD, currently serves as the assistant provost for global engagement at Florida Atlantic University. She joined FAU in 2006. As the senior international officer at her institution, she is responsible facilitating and coordinating the global strategic platform and for leading a wide...

Paulo Zagalo-Melo, PhD

Paulo Zagalo-Melo Headshot
Western Michigan University
Paulo Zagalo-Melo is Associate Provost for Global Education at Western Michigan University (WMU), overseeing the Haenicke Institute for Global Education (HIGE). Since he joined WMU, in 2017, WMU registered its record year for study abroad participation, implemented three degree programs fully...

Dale LaFleur, PhD

Dale LaFleur
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Dale LaFleur, PhD, is the senior director, academic affairs and internationalization at NAFSA: Association of International Educators. In this role, she leads the association’s strategies to support global learning and higher education internationalization by producing, planning, and delivering...