2017 Summer Seminar
Offered by World Education Services and The Boston College Center for International Higher Education

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2017 WES International Credential Labs

2017 Summer Seminar
Offered by World Education Services and
The Boston College Center for International Higher Education

Boston College, Chestnut Hill, June 22-23

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International Education in a New Political Climate

This seminar will explore how the global trend towards nationalism, including the U.K.’s planned departure from the EU and the early actions of the new U.S. administration, will affect the internationalization of higher education.

Offered by World Education Services (WES) and The Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), this seminar aims to address these questions and provide a space for higher education professionals to discuss implications for their respective institutions.


Presenters

  • Philip Altbach

    Philip G. Altbach

    Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education

  • Mariam Assefa

    Mariam Assefa

    World Education Services

  • Rahul Choudaha

    Rahul Choudaha

    DrEducation

  • Hans De Wit

    Hans De Wit

    Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education

  • Elena Denisova-Schmidt

    Elena
    Denisova-Schmidt

    Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education

  • Maguerite Dennis

    Marguerite Dennis

    MJDennis Consulting

Event Program

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast and Registration

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

  • Mariam Assefa, Executive Director of World Education Services

  • Hans de Wit, Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Introductory Observations: International Education in a Changing Political Climate

  • Philip Altbach, Founding Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
  • Eva Egron-Polak, Secretary General, International Association of Universities
  • Francisco Marmolejo, Lead, Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education and Lead Education Specialist for India, World Bank
11:15 am - 11:30 am

Break

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Facilitated Group Discussion and Reflection

  • Moderator: Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Lunch

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Panel Response: Strategies and Solutions

  • Moderator: Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm

Perspectives from Europe and North America

  • Ellen Hazelkorn, Policy Advisor to the Higher Education Authority (Ireland) Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology International Co-Investigator,Centre for Global Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education, London
  • Creso Sá, Professor and Director of the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education, University of Toronto
  • Robin Helms, Director, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement,
    American Council on Education
  • Moderator: Hans de Wit, Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Perspectives from Emerging Countries

  • Ayenachew Woldegiyorgis, Research Assistant, Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education
  • Ivan Pacheco, Research Fellow, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
  • Francisco Marmolejo, Lead, Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education and Lead Education Specialist for India, World Bank
  • Moderator: Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Internationalization under Commercialization and Nationalism

  • Francisco Marmolejo, Lead, Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education and Lead Education Specialist for India, World Bank
  • Eva Egron Polak, Secretary General, International Association of Universities
  • Philip Altbach, Founding Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
  • Stephen Dunnett, Professor and Vice Provost for International Education,
    The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ellen Hazelkorn, Policy Advisor to the Higher Education Authority (Ireland) Director, Higher Education Policy Research Unit (HEPRU), Dublin Institute of Technology International Co-Investigator,Centre for Global Higher Education, UCL Institute of Education, London
  • Hans de Wit, Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
  • Moderator: June Noronha, President and Principal, Noronha Consulting
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Wine and Cheese Reception for Presenters and Participants to Network

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Breakfast and Networking

9:30 am - 10:15 am

Corruption and Fraud in International Education

  • Elena Denisova-Schmidt, Lecturer, St. Gallen University, Switzerland
10:15 am - 11:15 am

Supporting Immigrants, Refugees and Students from Countries in Turmoil

  • Bernhard Streitwieser, Assistant Professor of International Education,
    George Washington University
  • Bryce Loo, Research Associate, World Education Services
11:15 am - 11:30 am

Break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Emerging Student Mobility Patterns and Recruitment in 2017/18

  • Steven Mulligan, Regional Director - North America, StudyPortals
  • Marguerite Dennis, President, MJDennis Consulting
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Emerging Higher Education Models and Modes of Delivery

  • Jason Lane, Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Strategic Leadership and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, State University of New York at Albany
  • Rahul Choudaha, Co-Founder and CEO, DrEducation
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm - 3:45 pm

Campus Perspectives on the Changing Political Climate

  • Stephen Dunnett, Professor and Vice Provost for International Education,
    The State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Amir Reza, Vice Provost, International & Multicultural Education, Babson College
  • Moderator: Hans de Wit, Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education
3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Interactive Session: Implications for Your Work

  • Moderator: Laura Rumbley, Associate Director, Boston College Center for
    International Higher Education
4:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Rising to the Challenge: Concluding Remarks and Next Steps

  • Mariam Assefa, Executive Director, World Education Services
  • Hans de Wit, Director, Boston College Center for International Higher Education

**Times are subject to change.

Seminar Location

Boston College, Chestnut Hill
Yawkey Athletics Center, Murray Family Function Room 426 (4th floor)
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 552-8000
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Accommodation

Holiday Inn Boston-Brookline is offering a discounted rate for seminar participants. Please mention ‘WES’ during booking for discount. Below you will find a list of other hotels near Boston College, some of which offer discounts to Boston College visitors (please mention “Boston College” during booking for discount).

Chestnut Hill Area Hotels



*Boston College rate available based on availability

Presented by:

World Education Services

World Education Services is dedicated to helping people with international education achieve their higher education and professional goals by evaluating and advocating for the recognition of international education qualifications.
Center for International Higher Education
CIHE was founded in 1995 to advance knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world through its research, publications, training programs, and advisory activities.