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June 3, 2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Register Today

Future-Proof International Education: Successful Leadership for the Next Decade

NAFSA welcomes you to join us at the Symposium on Leadership 2021, a special signature program included with registration for the NAFSA 2021 Annual Conference & Expo.

2020 posed a generational challenge for all aspects of higher education, but especially international education. While mobility – a traditional pillar of international education – has been curtailed, the past year has also opened up new opportunities for innovation and collaboration. Successful international education leadership in the next decade will require embracing and navigating change amidst a protracted post-pandemic vitiated by resource constraints, growing nationalisms, and changing demographic pressures.

At a time when global engagement is increasingly challenged by zero-sum approaches to internationalization, IE leaders will need to move from a reliance on traditional disciplinary or professional approaches to developing broad leadership competencies to allowing them to navigate geopolitical volatility successfully. The 2021 Symposium on Leadership will offer current and aspiring internationalization leaders a toolkit for the next decade, focusing on thought leadership, resilience, and nimbleness to enhance their individual and institutional effectiveness as senior international officers (SIOs). This dialogic Symposium represents a significant opportunity during the annual NAFSA conference to meet with other high-level IE Leaders and SIOs to network, engage in a deep exchange of ideas, network, and forecast effective approaches to short- and long-range challenges in international higher education.

A NAFSA Signature Program offered by the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community.

Agenda

Ellen Hazelkorn, PhD

Ellen Hazelkorn
BH Associates
Professor Ellen Hazelkorn, PhD, is joint managing partner, BH Associates education consultants. She is professor emeritus and founding director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology (Ireland), and joint editor, Policy Reviews in Higher Education. She is also...

David Di Maria, EdD

David Di Maria
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
David L. Di Maria is associate vice provost for international education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He also serves as chair-elect of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community, and he is a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’...

Kalpen Trivedi, PhD

 Kalpen Trivedi
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Chair-Elect, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
Kalpen Trivedi, PhD, is associate provost for international programs at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is responsible for campus-wide global engagement and exercises operational and strategic oversight of the International Programs Office. He has more than eighteen years of experience...

Patricia Mwila, MPA

Patricia Mwila
University of Zambia
Co-Leader, Conference & Symposium Planning Team, IEL KC
Patricia Mwlia is a co-leader, conference and symposium planning team, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC).

Mariella Olivos, PhD

Mariella Olivos
University ESAN, Peru
Mariella Olivos, PhD, is associate director of undergraduate programs at Universidad ESAN, a private not-for-profit University in Lima, Peru. In addition to managing the internationalization of the bachelor programs, she is assistant professor in the School of Economics and Management. She is also...

Hala Dimechkie

Hala Dimechkie
The American University of Beirut
Hala Dimechkie is the director of the Office of International Programs (OIP) at The American University of Beirut (AUB). She represents and promotes AUB internationally, and supports and disseminates international education within AUB. She is responsible for managing AUB’s international office...

Douglas Proctor, PhD

Douglas Proctor
University College Dublin
Douglas Proctor, PhD, is director of UCD Global at University College Dublin (Ireland), where he has management responsibility for the international office and provides leadership to the broader university community on internationalization, global engagement, and international partnerships. A...

Chad Hoseth, MA

Chad Hoseth
Colorado State University
Co-Leader, Programs & Events, IEL KC
Chad Hoseth is director of international initiatives at Colorado State University. He is responsible for initiatives that help CSU achieve strategic goals for comprehensive internationalization including on-campus academic and co-curricular learning experiences, support for faculty and their...

NAFSA thanks The Fulbright Program for its generous support of this event.

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The Fulbright Program