International Day of Education – Agenda

Monday, January 24, 2022
9:00 am Central Time; Virtual


Agenda


9:00 am – Welcome 

  • Mark Ritchie, President, Global Minnesota

9:15 am – International Panel from #LearningPlanet Festival 2022: New Narratives for Learning in the 21st Century – Part I

  • Mamphela Ramphele, Co-President Club of Rome, South Africa
  • Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship, Bangladesh
  • Satish Kumar, Founder, Schumacher College, India-UK
  • Melati Wijsen, Founder, Youthtopia, Indonesia
  • Anoushka Sinha, Founder/CEO, Roshan Bharat, India
  • Moderator: Anthony MacKay, CEO and Board Co-Chair, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia

10:45 am – International Panel from #LearningPlanet Festival 2022: New Narratives for Learning in the 21st Century – Part II

  • Amanda Ellis, Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation at the Global Futures Lab, ASU
  • Anousheh Karvar, Delegate of the French Government to the ILO’s Governing Body, as well as the Labour & Employment Task Officer to the G7 and G20
  • Memory Banda, Girls’ Rights Activist, Malawi
  • Moderator: Anthony MacKay, CEO and Board Co-Chair, National Center on Education and the Economy, Australia

11:45 am – Break

11:55 am – Keynote Presentations

  • The Role of International Students in Building Ties Across Borders
    • Professor Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University
    • Introduction by  Dina Storey, Director of Sustainability, Expo 2020 Dubai
  • A Message from Princess Reema
    • H.R.H. Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ambassador of Saudi Arabia
  • A Conversation with Dina Storey and Phil Noble
    • Dina Storey, Head of Sustainability Operations, Expo 2020 Dubai
    • Dr. Phil Noble, Founder, World Class Scholars

1:00 pm – Importance of International Students to Minnesota

  • Meredith McQuaid, Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs, University of Minnesota
  • Gabriela Zelaya, Global Education Team Leader, U.S. Commercial Service, U.S. Department of Commerce Global Education Team
  • Monica McFarlane, Senior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service: Export Counseling and Assistance
  • Robbyn Wacker, President, St. Cloud State University

2:00 pm – Importance of International Experiences for Minnesota’s Students

  • Sri Zaheer, Dean, Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
  • Shawntera Hardy, Co-Founder and Chief of Strategy, Civic Eagle
  • Shawn Edwards, Entrepreneur

3:00 pm – Lifetime Impacts of International Education

  • Guadalupe Quintero, Director of Community Partnerships, Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Uri Camarena, Business Consultant Director, MEDA
  • Okechukwu Ukaga, Assistant Dean, University of Minnesota Extension
  • Thabani Sinkula, Senior Director Finance, Carlson Wagonlit Travel
  • Ertugrul Tuzcu, Distinguished Service Professor, St. Thomas University, Opus Business School

3:45 pm – Closing Remarks

  • Mark Ritchie, President, Global Minnesota

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