The 2012 NAFSA Symposium on Leadership brought together top-level administrators and senior leaders to analyze and discuss the impact of stakeholders in successful internationalization efforts. Featured speakers Christian Bode, retired secretary general of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), and Adrianna Kezar, associate professor for higher education at the University of Southern California, examined the role of senior international officers in governmental initiatives and strategies designed to achieve effective organizational change.

"Engaging Stakeholders in Internationalization: Strategies for Collaboration" by Charlotte West examines some of the themes from the event as leaders strive to shape and implement a shared vision of internationalization across the broad spectrum of interests on a campus in order to advance comprehensive internationalization.