ACE/AIEA Internationalization Collaborative 2020
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2/15/2020 8:30 AM
2/15/2020 5:00 PM

​​​​​​​​Leading Higher Education Internationalization as a Sustainable Social Good

“There is no more powerful transformative force than education—​to promote human rights and dignity, to eradicate poverty and deepen sustainability, to build a bet​ter future for all, founded on equal rights and social justi​ce, respect for cultural diversity, and international solidarity and shared responsibility, all of which are fundamental aspects of our common humanity.” —​ ​Irina Bokova, former director-general of UNESCO​​​​​

To address today’s global challenges - well-articulated by the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - higher education internationalization is the conduit for crossing boundaries and connecting disparate cultures and modes of knowledge. At its best, internationalization brings together interdisciplinary, cross-sector, and globally networked communities focused on serving students, local and regional interests, and the wider social good.  

For the 20th anniversary of the Internationalization Collaborative, this year's program will highlight ways that higher education institutions are proactively developing and incorporating internationalization strategies to be socially responsible and inclusively civic-minded on their campuses, and in their international partnerships.
Sessions will focus on: 

  • Defining and promoting global citizenship
  • The environmental impact and sustainability of international activities
  •  Internationalization's economic and societal contributions

Cohosted by the American Council on Education (ACE) and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), the Internationalization Collaborative brings together senior leadership, faculty, and staff as a learning community to address challenges, share ideas, and help one another implement comprehensive, sustainable internationalization strategies.

​Questions about the program? Email collab@acenet.edu.

Speakers
Michael Adewumi
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, IES Abroad
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Michael Adewumi
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, IES Abroad
Kristi Behme
Intern at CliftonLarsonAllen
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Kristi Behme
Intern at CliftonLarsonAllen
Bonnie Bissonette
Executive Director, University of Maryland, Baltimore Center for Global Education Initiatives
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Bonnie Bissonette - Executive Director, University of Maryland, Baltimore Center for Global Education Initiatives -
Bonnie Bissonette
Executive Director, University of Maryland, Baltimore Center for Global Education Initiatives
Jenifer Cushman
Chancellor, Penn State Beaver
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Jenifer Cushman
Chancellor, Penn State Beaver
Ed Douglas
Director - Gulf Shores Campus, Chair - Hospitality Division, Coastal Alabama Community College
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Ed Douglas
Director - Gulf Shores Campus, Chair - Hospitality Division, Coastal Alabama Community College
William Gaudelli
Dean, College of Education, Lehigh University
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William Gaudelli
Dean, College of Education, Lehigh University
Freeman Hrabowski
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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Freeman Hrabowski - President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County -
Freeman Hrabowski
President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Keiko Ikeda
Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University
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Keiko Ikeda - Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University -
Keiko Ikeda
Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansai University
Gil Latz
Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University
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Gil Latz
Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, The Ohio State University
Melissa Liles
Chief Global Engagement Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs
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Melissa Liles - Chief Global Engagement Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs -
Melissa Liles
Chief Global Engagement Officer, AFS Intercultural Programs
Daniel Matross​
Global Head of Research, CREO Syndicate
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Daniel Matross​
Global Head of Research, CREO Syndicate
Adrian Mutton
CEO and Founder, Sannam S4 & U.S. Business Centers
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Adrian Mutton - CEO and Founder, Sannam S4 & U.S. Business Centers -
Adrian Mutton
CEO and Founder, Sannam S4 & U.S. Business Centers
Akshay Peshave
Doctoral Candidate, CS, UMBC
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Akshay Peshave
Doctoral Candidate, CS, UMBC
Joanna Regulska
Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs, UC Davis
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Joanna Regulska
Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs, UC Davis
Diego Riveros-Iregui
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Diego Riveros-Iregui
Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Laura Rumbley
Associate Director, Knowledge Development & Research, European Association for International Education (EAIE)
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Laura Rumbley
Associate Director, Knowledge Development & Research, European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Melissa Torres
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad
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Melissa Torres
President and CEO, The Forum on Education Abroad
Agenda

Expand the section below to learn more about the event sessions. Agenda is subject to change.

8:30 – 8:45 a.m. | Opening Remarks

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. | Expanding the Circle of Global Citizenship

According to ACE’s Mapping Internationalization on US Campuses study, “improving student preparedness for a global era" is the top reason cited by colleges and universities for internationalization. The spirit of global citizenship underpins the SDGs, and there is general consensus that higher education institutions have a key role to play in preparing citizens who are informed and able to participate in an increasingly complex globalized world. 

What is less clear, however, is how we define global citizenship, what knowledge and skills are entailed, where our students obtain these capabilities and how we measure them, and how we can ensure that opportunities to practice global citizenship are accessible to all students. In this session, panelists will engage in a moderated conversation to address these questions from strategic, scholarly, and practice-oriented perspectives, with a focus on expanding inclusivity in both the definition of global citizenship, and its reach.

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. | Buzz group discussion on Topic #1

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Networking break

10:45 – 11:45 a.m. | Internationalization and Environmental Sustainability

Almost half of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are linked to humankind’s ultimate challenge: environmental sustainability.  While global experiences of students and faculty may further a deeper understanding of climate change and other critical issues, an emphasis on international mobility contributes to environmental degradation. Consequently,  institutions and their leaders face fundamental questions: To what extent do internationalization efforts and strategies take environmental impact into account? Do research collaborations and global learning experiences for student and faculty further understanding and lead to solutions, or does our international travel, including the increasing number of short-term trips, unnecessarily and irresponsibly add to the deterioration of the environment?

Bringing together scientific, association, and institutional perspectives, this session will explore the connection between global engagement and environmental impact (both positive and negative), and frames internationalization strategies as part of our universities’ responsibility for safeguarding the future of our students and our planet.

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Buzz group discussion on Topic #2

12:15 – 1:15 p.m. | Lunch

1:15 – 2:45 p.m. | Economic and Societal Contributions of Internationalization

Discussions about the value of internationalization have often centered around the campus and its interests.  Increasingly, however, global conversations are addressing the ways in which higher education internationalization promotes economic development, advances the SDGs,  and contributes to society on a broader scale.  In this session, panelists will provide examples of programs and initiatives designed with this greater purpose in mind, including global service learning programs, collaborations with economic development and civic organizations, and international partnerships aimed at mutual capacity building.

Each panelist will give a 5-minute TED-style introduction to their initiative.  Attendees will then select 2 initiatives to discuss in more detail in small groups, led by the respective panelist, rotating after 30 minutes.

2:45 – 3:00 p.m. | Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. | Closing Plenary: Presidential and Student Reflections

In this session, pairs of institution presidents and students will reflect on the topics of the day, discuss how they and their institutions are approaching internationalization, and articulate their vision for next steps in further advancing internationalization’s positive impacts.

4:00 – 4:15 p.m. | Closing remarks

Reception to follow

Location

​Washington Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, DC 20008

Sponsor

​The 2020 Internationalization Collaborative is sponsored by

 

Registration

R​e​​gistration is now closed.

​Ques​​tions? Email collab@acenet.edu​

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