THE WASHINGTON DIPLOMAT

Global Education Conference

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December 8 & 9, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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    Global Education Conference

    About us

    On December 8 & 9, 2020, The Washington Diplomat is hosting its 2020 Global Education Conference to convene embassy representatives, the private sector, universities, think tanks, U.S. government officials, international multilateral organizations and other educational institutions to discuss the latest developments in education and, specifically, the issues that are critical to foreign students coming to the United States, particularly in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Among the myriad topics we will examine are: future education trends, including distance learning, the skills needed to adapt to a 21st-century world and pertinent political developments affecting the field of international education. Discussions will be moderated in-studio with virtual participation to ensure a safe but dynamic and inclusive conference. 

    Topics will include:

    • Expected new rules for international students under the new or current U.S. administration
    • Transformative trends in education post-COVID19
    • Visa and immigration issues for international students
    • New fields of study and trends in higher education
    • Strategies for communicating with embassies to attract international students to the U.S.
    • How governments can attract major institutions to open schools in their countries
    • Developments in STEM studies, including an emphasis on women and minorities
    • Disruptive technologies
    • The future of workforce re-skilling 
    • Continuing education

    About The Washington Diplomat

    An independent media company that for over 26 years has served as the premier source of news and information for the diplomatic and international communities in Washington, D.C., and New York with a readership of more than 200,000.

    Our reach includes distribution to all 185 foreign embassies in the nation’s capital, as well as the World Bank/IMF, IDB, lawmakers on Capitol Hill, the White House, Pentagon, State Department, federal agencies, Fortune 500 companies, think tanks, universities, centers of learning and various points of influence in Washington, Virginia, Maryland and New York.

    The Washington Diplomat is a convener of many high-level events including conferences, ambassador panels, diplomatic networking events and prominent media events like the White Correspondents’ Association Dinner Pre-Party Reception.

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    2020 Speakers and Panelist

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    Conference Schedule

    First Day

    December 8

    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    9:00 a.m.  Welcome Victor Shiblie - Publisher of The Washington Diplomat.

    9:05 a.m.   Stavros Lambridinis, EU Ambassador 

    9:15 a.m.  Marie Royce Assistant Secretary of State (Education and Culture)

    9:25 a.m. Panel Discussion: The Ins and Outs Of Student Visas

    • Albert Mokhiber, Immigration Attorney,
    • Kathyrn Strong, Visa Analyst
    • Officer Ka Ho Tong, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
    • Tim Quinn, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
    • Christopher Powers, Vice President Exchange Programs AMIDEAST

    10:25 a.m. The Future of Education

    • Dr. Allan Goodman, President of IIE
    • Dr. William Brustein,  Advisor on Global Strategies
    • Jennie Magiera, Google

    11:35 a.m. Networking and break

    11:45 a.m. The State of Global Education

    • Dr. Mirka Martel

    12:00 p.m. Mental Health and Opening Schools and Universities

    • Dr. Peter Mills, Cigna
    • Dr. Angela Joyner, Radford University
    • Christin Soly, Merritt School

    12:45 p.m. Networking and break

    1:00 pm Conclusion

    Second Day

    December 9

    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

    9:00 a.m.  Welcome Anna Gawel

    9:05 a.m.   Biden Administration and Education

    • Arne Duncan, Former Secretary of Education (Obama)
    • Kery Murakami, Chronical of Higher Education
    • Dr. Esther Brimmer, Executive Director and CEO NAFSA*

    10:10 a.m.  Building Education Institutions Overseas

    •  Dr. Wadiah Atiyah, Cintana
    • Stefanie Lindquist, Arrizona State University

    11:00 a.m. Women at the Forefront of Technology

    • Mellisa Moreno, Gallup 

    11:45 a.m. Networking and break

    11:55 a.m. The Embassy Perspective

    • Dr. Popy Rufaidah, Embassy of Indonesia
    • Xingyu Yang, Minister Counselor at the Embassy of China
    • Stan Myck, Counsel Luxembourg

    12:45 p.m. Networking and break

    1:00 pm Conclusion

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    Conference Venue

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    2020 Sponsors & Partners

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    Officials from these Countries attended in 2019

    Afghanistan

    African Union

    Argentina

    Australia

    Austria

    Azerbaijan

    Bangladesh

    Bolivia

    Botswana

    Brazil

    Canada

    Chile

    China

    Colombia

    Costa Rica

    Dominican Republic

    Egypt

    Equatorial Guinea

    France

    Guatemala

    Guinea

    Haiti

    Indonesia

    Iraq

    Israel

    Italy

    Japan

    Kyrgyz Republic

    Lebanon

    Lesotho

    Lithuania

    Moldova

    Monaco

    Namibia

    New Zealand

    Niger

    Nigeria

    Panama

    Paraguay

    Poland

    Qatar

    Romania

    Rwanda

    Saudi Arabia

    Sri Lanka

    St. Kitts Nevis

    Ukraine

    UAE

    Zambia

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