Anti-Racism in International Education

Lecture | November 5 | 10:30 a.m - 11:30 a.m. | YouTube

How can international educators lead in crafting a vision for a post-racist world?  How can they leverage the multiple tools that intercultural learning and cross-cultural communication provides to develop the next generation of anti-racist leaders? How can they work to normalise cross-cultural and intercultural diversity in the communities that they inhabit?


Dr. Harvey Charles is Professor of International Education in the Department of Educational Policy & Leadership at the University of Albany SUNY.  He has served as the Chief International Officer at a number of universities across the United States, including most recently, at the University at Albany where he was the Dean for International Education and Vice Provost for Global Strategy.  In this capacity, he introduced comprehensive internationalization to the university, established a number of strategic international partnerships for the university, and launched a number of initiatives such as the Global Distinction Milestone and Collaborative Online International Learning, among others, to support the preparation of globally competent graduates.

Dr. Charles is an internationally recognized expert on international education leadership.  As co-editor, he has published Leading Internationalization: A Handbook for International Education, and is currently co-editor of the second edition of the Sage Handbook of International Higher Education.  He has also served as president of the Association of International Education Administrators, the world’s only organization for senior international officers.  In addition to publishing on issues including leadership in international higher education, internationalizing the curriculum and comprehensive internationalization, he serves on a number of national and international boards, consults, and gives addresses on international education issues around the world.  Charles earned his doctoral degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs with an emphasis in International Education from The Ohio State University in 1991.

Darla K. Deardorff is currently executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a national professional organization based in Durham, North Carolina USA.   She is also a research scholar with the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, where she has been an adjunct faculty member in the Program in Education and a faculty affiliate with International/Comparative Studies.  In addition, she is an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University,  a visiting research professor at Nelson Mandela University in South Africa, at Meiji University Research Institute of International Education (RIIE) in Japan as well as  visiting faculty at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU)  in China.  Dr. Deardorff has served on faculty of Harvard University’s Future of Learning Institute as well as Harvard University’s Global Education Think Tank,  in addition to being on faculty at the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon. She has also been affiliated faculty at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and  Leeds Beckett University (formerly Leeds- Metropolitan)  in the United Kingdom and taught at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand.  She receives numerous invitations from around the world (in over 30 countries including in Europe, Latin America, Africa, Australia and Asia) to speak on her research and work on intercultural competence and international education assessment  and is a noted expert on these topics, being named a Senior Fulbright Specialist (to South Africa and to Japan).  She has been the keynote speaker for numerous conferences around the world including the ANIE Conference in Rwanda; SIETAR Japan Conference;  ISANA Conference in Australia;  CERCLL Intercultural Competence Conference in the US, ICC Global Conference in Salzburg, Austria; Intercultural Horizons Conference in Siena, Italy;  as well as other conferences in China, Argentina, Mexico, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Colombia, South Africa, the Netherlands and the United States.  In May 2012, Dr. Deardorff was the commencement speaker at Bridgewater College in Virginia, US.