Special Event

Global partnerships are central to the internationalization of higher education. This event highlighted innovative strategies for cultivating new partners and deepening existing ones. Experts explored a variety of ways to measure and articulate the value of partnership, and to re-examine partnership management in the wake of COVID-19. Presenters highlighted material from NAFSA's Guide to International Partnerships.

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Kiki Caruson, PhD

Kiki Caruson
University of South Florida
Kiki Caruson, PhD, leads USF’s global engagement across the Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota-Manatee campuses, including study abroad programming, international student and scholars services, USF INTO pathway programs, the management of international partnerships, the Global Discovery Hub...

Jane Gatewood, PhD

Jane Gatewood
University of Rochester
Jane Gatewood is the vice provost for global engagement at the University of Rochester (New York). She earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a PhD from the University of Georgia. Her administrative experience includes developing complex bi- and multi-lateral international partnerships...

Janaka Ruwanpura, PhD

Janaka Ruwanpura
University of Calgary
Janaka Ruwanpura, PhD, is the vice provost and associate vice president research (international) at the University of Calgary, Canada. He was the former executive chair of the Commission of International Initiatives of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) as the first...