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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