Maintaining Our Bridges, Sustaining Our Global Ties

2018 Intensive International Education Institute
University at Albany, State University of New York

July 18-20 | Albany, NY

About the Institute

Join this intensive institute to explore creative ways to strengthen your international ties while mitigating and managing risks to mobility. This unique institute is designed for International Education leaders and emerging leaders who are challenged to sustain the global ties fundamental to our mission despite numerous threats and an unstable policy and management environment.  Major speakers will provide thought provoking views of global higher education dynamics and strategic frames to help you position your global programs to succeed. Top experts will provide intensive professional development workshops to help you develop strong offense and defense for your internationalization efforts with concrete tools and lessons to help you meet your campus challenges.

Why International Education leaders like you should attend

Engage with international experts and each other to:

  • Locate your home campus in the larger global and national dynamic and learn of alternative strategies to meet emerging challenges;
  • Develop concrete strategies to engage your global alumni network, enhance your global brand, work with overseas partners to sustain and grow research partnerships and international student communities; and,
  • Use a critical incident framework to navigate immigration requirements and develop strategies to uphold professional standards and negotiate multiple, often competing interests in complex and unstable environments.

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View the Program Agenda

  * Opening Keynote , Karen Holbrook
“The Global Research Imperative: Opportunities and Challenges”
* Expert Speakers and Networking Reception
* Choose one of these tracks – intensive, interactive professional
development workshops with leaders in the field


Track 1: Building Capacity, Building  Networks:  Why Global Alumni Relations Matter

Dr. Gretchen Dobson, Leader

Track 2: Expanding Reach: Leveraging Innovative and Entrepreneurial Student Mobility Pathways
Drs. Jason Lane & Mitch Leventhal, Leaders

Registration Costs

Standard rate: $850
Early bird rate: $750 – Register by June 28 and save!
SUNY campus rate: $750
University at Albany/School of Education Students: $100


Closing Plenary

Network Reception Remarks

Karen A. Holbrook

Regional Chancellor
University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Past President, The Ohio State University

Clay Hensley

Senior Director, International Strategy & Outreach
College Board

The Global Future of U.S. Higher Education: The Trump Effect and Shifts in International Mobility”

Fardin Sanai

Vice President, University Advancement Executive Director, University at Albany Foundation University at Albany, SUNY


Sally Crimmins Villela

Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs

The State University of New York

“Higher Education as a Soft Diplomacy Asset in Times of Hard Diplomacy”


Read Presenter bios

Ron Cushing

Director, International Services
University of Cincinnati

Gretchen Dobson

President, Global Alumni Relations, Managing Director, Australia

Christine Farrugia

Deputy Head of Research, Institute of International Education

Jason Lane

Chair & Associate Professor, Department of Educational Policy & Leadership; Co-Director, Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT)
University at Albany

Mitch Leventhal

Professor of Professional Practice & Entrepreneurship
Department of Educational Policy & Leadership
University at Albany

Nancy Ruther

Principal, Gazelle International
International Education Management and Leadership Fellow, University at Albany

Event Location

University at Albany, School of Education
1400 Washington Ave, Education Building
Albany, NY 12206

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