University of Alberta (Canada)
Britta Baron is vice-provost and associate vice-president (international) at the University of Alberta. With degrees in Italian, French, History, and German from the University of Göttingen, the University of Florence and the University of Bonn, she was appointed a visiting professor in Modern Languages at the University of Keele in the UK and has taught in a master’s program at the University of London’s Institute of Education. She is a member of the Governing Board of Bielefeld University (Germany), the NAFSA Board of Governors, the Executive Committee of the International Commission of APLU, the Board of German-Canadian Centre for Innovation and Research, and the Management Committee of CALDO, a consortium of Canadian research universities committed to advancing the country’s international education connections.
University of Auckland (New Zealand)
Director international at the University of Auckland, Brett Berquist leads the international office at New Zealand’s largest provider. During his career, he has led internationalization strategies at several institutions, established an international committee as part of faculty senate, overseen TNE, ESL, international research centers, international student recruitment and services, career services, and international networks and partnerships. While at Michigan State, Berquist chaired the study abroad committee of the Big 10 network. Currently, he chairs the Forum of International Managers and Directors of Universities New Zealand. He serves on the IEAA research committee and co-chairs the Global Internship Conference. With French and US citizenship, he holds degrees in music, French, and linguistics.
Andrew Gordon is a social entrepreneur and the CEO and Founder of Diversity Abroad. With a passion for global education and student success Andrew founded Diversity Abroad in 2006 with a simple vision, that the next generation of young people from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds be equipped with the skills, knowledge and global acumen to thrive in the 21st century interconnected world and global workforce. Andrew has written and spoken extensively on topics pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion in international education as well as social entrepreneurism. Additionally, Andrew has consulted higher education institutions, non-profit and for-profit organizations, and government agencies on diversity and inclusive good practices for international education. A native of San Diego, CA, Andrew is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and studied and interned abroad in Mexico and Spain. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, is proficient in French, and has traveled to over forty-five countries on six continents.
Doris H. Gray, PhD
Al Akhawayn University
Doris H. Gray directs the Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, where she also serves as Professor of Gender Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Previously she served at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. She is the author of three books Women and Social Change in North Africa: What counts as revolutionary? (eds with N. Sonneveld, 2017), Beyond Feminism and Islamism: Gender and Equality in North Africa (2012, revised updated edition 2014), and Muslim Women on the Move (2008) as well as numerous articles and book chapters on Islamic Feminisms and Transitional Justice. She is a frequent national and international speaker on gender and women’s rights issues in North Africa. Before becoming an academic, Doris Gray worked as a journalist, 10 years of which as a foreign correspondent for the German Press Agency (dpa) based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Nairobi, Kenya. Her journalistic and scholarly work has taken her to 38 countries on five continents in addition to her private travels to another 15 countries. In addition to English, Doris speaks German, French and basic Moroccan Arabic.
Sunhyuk Kim, PhD
Korea University (South Korea)
Sunhyuk Kim is vice president for international affairs and dean of International Summer and Winter Campus at Korea University, Seoul, Korea. He is also a professor in the Department of Public Administration at the same university. He is currently an advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office and the National Police Agency of the Korea government. He is the author of The Politics of Democratization in Korea, Economic Crisis and Dual Transition in Korea, and numerous scholarly journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on Korean politics, comparative democratization, and civil society and social movement. He received his BA in economics from Seoul National University and an MA and PhD in political science from Stanford University.
Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons, PhD
National Science Foundation
Elizabeth (Libby) Lyons is in the National Science Foundation’s Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE) where she works to help American institutions, scientists and students build international networks and collaborations. She has also been active in engaging SIOs on strategic approaches to international scientific research and education at institutional and state levels. She has served at NSF in many capacities over the last 20 years, including as head of NSF’s Tokyo Regional Office in 2016, as program coordinator for NSF’s flagship international program, the Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) program, as a senior adviser on detail to the Department of State for three and a half years, and as a program director in the Directorate for Biological Sciences. She is now the interim head (based in the U.S.) of the Tokyo Regional Office and program director in OISE. She earned an AB in sociology from Harvard University, a master's degree of forest science from Yale University, and a PhD in botany and genetics from Duke University.
Angela Randolpho Paiva, PhD
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Angela Randolpho Paiva is associate professor of sociology at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), where she teaches in the graduate program of social sciences in the Department of Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in sociology and a master's degree in sociology from Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro, and a master's degree in education from the University of Connecticut. Her PhD thesis, a comparison of religious values in the social construction of citizenship in the United States and Brazil, won the prize of the best thesis in 2000. She is in charge of an office with several sectors and a staff of 14 employees who work to meet the challenges of sustainable development of the internationalization of PUC-Rio.
University of Pennsylvania
Alan Ruby has a long career in government, business, philanthropy, and education ranging from classroom teacher to Australian deputy secretary of education to chair of the OECD education committee. At the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Ruby, a senior fellow in the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, focuses on globalization’s effects on universities and education around the world. A highly regarded teacher, he leads graduate seminars on “Globalization and the University” and “Pursuing Institutions of Excellence.” He earned the School’s Excellence in Teaching Award in 2006. He currently serves as a trustee on the Boards of Nazarbayev University and the Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools in Kazakhstan and as treasurer for the US Foundation for the University of Sydney.