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

Mar 18, 2014, 09:14 ET from Academic Partnerships

DALLAS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --


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 ( event will examine critical challenges facing higher education around the world, including affordability and accessibility.

Presented by Academic Partnerships ( 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).


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

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


Four Seasons Hotel and Resort

4150 North McArthur Blvd.

Irving, Texas 75038


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



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



Jaquelyn M. Scharnick, Academic Partnerships


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