Post-Pandemic Internationalization of Higher Education

Webinar | February 18 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PST |Livestream

During the past two years, educational institutions throughout the world have faced challenges in many dimensions of their programs. One element directly impacted is internationalization. With the effects of the pandemic now receding, the value of internationalization remains critical for collaborative research, foreign study, and new experiences with virtual international programs. In this webinar, we will hear from three highly distinguished international experts regarding what has been learned during the pandemic and how colleges and universities will be building new programs employing both mobility and virtual tools and experiences for their researchers, faculty and students. How are governments regarding internationalization? What foreign learning experiences will be most valuable for students seeking employment in the job market? What new opportunities are available for researchers and faculty?

Philip Altback
John Lucas

Philip Altbach

Philip G. Altbach is Research Professor and Distinguished Fellow at the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College, where from 1994 to 2015 he was the Monan University Professor. He was the 2004-2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright program. He has taught at Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin, and the State University of New York at Buffalo.

He is author of Global Perspectives on Higher Education, Turmoil and Transition, Student Politics in America, among other books. He also co-edited (with Jamil Salmi) The Road to Academic Excellence, (with Michael Bastedo and Patricia Gumport) American Higher Education in the 21st Century, the International Handbook of Higher Education, World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America and other books.

Dr. Altbach is a member of the Russian government’s “5-100 University Excellence Commission.”  Philip Altbach holds the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Chicago.

Brad Farnsworth

Brad Farnsworth is principal at Fox Hollow Advisory, a consultancy that focuses on international strategy, international student recruitment, and academic engagement with China.  From 2016 to 2020 he served as vice president for global engagement at the American Council on Education.  He previously served as director of the Center for International Business Education at the University of Michigan, where he also taught courses on international business, China, and globalization.  He began his career at Yale University, serving as associate director of the Yale-China Association.

John Lucas

Dr. John S. Lucas is President and CEO of the International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP Study Abroad), the world’s largest network of more than 350 post-secondary institutions in over 50 countries.Previous leadership roles includeProvost and Executive Vice Presidentat SIT, Associate Vice PresidentofAcademic Programs and Deputy Director atIES Abroad and Center Directorin Barcelona and Alicantefor CIEE. Heholds advanced degrees in Spanish Linguistics from Penn State University and international and intercultural management from SIT.Dr. Lucas is the current Chair of The Forum on Education Abroad Board of Directors.