2014

First-Ever Globalization of Higher Education Conference to Convene Governors, World Economic Leaders, Noted Academics

DALLAS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

WHAT:     

Former Governors Jeb Bush and Jim Hunt will welcome hundreds of university leaders from around the world, as well as economic, government, and international organization heads to the inaugural Globalization of Higher Education Conference (globalizationofhighereducation.com).The event will examine critical challenges facing higher education around the world, including affordability and accessibility.




Presented by Academic Partnerships (academicpartnerships.com) and Queens' College, University of Cambridge, the two-day conference features a lineup of noted experts uniquely qualified to address the challenges and opportunities facing higher education (speaker list follows below).



WHEN:     

Monday, March 24, 2014 – 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m.


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 – 9 a.m.-1 p.m.



WHERE:     

Four Seasons Hotel and Resort


4150 North McArthur Blvd.


Irving, Texas 75038



MEDIA:     

Media passes will be required. Each individual member of every media delegation must register in advance. Media registration is available online at globalizationofhighereducation.com/news.

 

CONFERENCE SPEAKERS:




Martin Bean


Vice Chancellor of The Open University




Jeb Bush


Former Governor of Florida




Dr. Clayton Christensen


Harvard Business School professor and eminent expert on disruptive innovation




Hillary Rodham Clinton


Former Secretary of State and Former U.S. Senator from New York




Sir John Daniel


Former CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning and world-renowned expert in distance learning




Arne Duncan


U.S. Secretary of Education




Lord Eatwell


President of Queens' College, University of Cambridge




Thomas Friedman


Bestselling author and New York Times columnist




Jim Hunt


Former Governor of North Carolina




Scott Jaschik


Founder and Editor of Inside Higher Ed




Grace Naledi Mandisa Pandor


Minister of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa




Alvaro Uribe


Former President of Colombia




Stamenka Uvalic-Trumbic


Consultant to UNESCO and the U.S. Council for Higher Education Accreditation




John Wilton


Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance, University of California at Berkeley




Dr. Fareed Zakaria


CNN Host and TIME magazine editor-at-large




Robert Zoellick


Former President of the World Bank

 

MEDIA CONTACTS:


Jaquelyn M. Scharnick, Academic Partnerships

+1.866.939.6323

mediarelations@academicpartnerships.com


Chris Wailes, Pierpont Communications

+1.713.627.2223

cwailes@piercom.com

 

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SOURCE Academic Partnerships



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