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Schedule: Global Hubs Network Meeting

Wednesday, November 16

Biotechnology Building, Room G10, 215 Tower Road

  • 8:00–8:45 a.m. | Check-in, breakfast, and meet-and-greet
  • 8:45–9:45 a.m. | Introductions
    • Overview of Cornell University, Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA), and the Global Hubs Concept
      Overview of Cornell’s international strategy. What does it mean to be a university-wide strategic partner? What do we hope the Global Hubs network will offer to our institutions, students, and communities?

      Speaker: Wendy Wolford, Vice Provost for International Affairs, and Robert A. and Ruth E. Polson Professor of Global Development (Cornell)

      Followed by a discussion of “What Makes an Impactful Partnership?”
  • 9:45–10:30 a.m. | Conversation with the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies: Ethos and Practices of Global Collaboration
    • How can area studies and international thematic programs help lead universities to chart the course for 21st-century international research, learning, public knowledge, and collaborative engagement? How do such programs work within and across universities to foster productive and generative research collaborations? How do such programs work within and across universities to offer meaningful and accessible opportunities for global student learning? How do such programs contribute to building and sustaining equitable and non-extractive partnerships that adapt and evolve with research strengths and opportunities? Program directors will introduce their programs and describe the practices and models currently used in dialogue with network participants.

      Moderator: Rachel Beatty Riedl, Director of the Einaudi Center and John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, Government (Cornell)

      N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba, Director of Institute for African Development, and Professor of Africana Studies and Research Center (Cornell)
      Mabel Berezin, Director of the Institute for European Studies and Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences in Sociology (Cornell)
      Iftikhar Dadi, Binenkorb Director of South Asia Program and John H. Burris Professor, History of Art and Visual Studies (Cornell
      Eric Tagliacozzo, Director of Comparative Muslim Societies Program; Co-Chair of Migrations: A Global Grand Challenge, and John Stambaugh Professor of History (Cornell)
      Jeremy Wallace, Director of East Asia Program and Associate Professor of Government (Cornell)
    • Andrew Willford, Interim Director of Southeast Asia Program and Professor of Anthropology (Cornell)
  • 10:30–10:45 a.m. | Break
  • 10:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Building Collaborative Research: Models, Ideas, and Impact
    • How can we build productive research collaborations that are cross-country, sustainable, and relevant? How do we manage industry-academia relations as institutions and individuals—the balance between “serving industry” and curiosity-driven research? How does community-engaged research factor in, and what strategies should we use to foster international research collaborations for early-career faculty development?

      Moderator: Wendy Wolford

      Paula E. Cohen, Associate Vice Provost for Life Sciences, Professor of Genetics, and Director of Center for Reproductive Genomics (Cornell)
      Vanita Shastri, Dean of Global Education and Strategic Programs (Ashoka University, India)
      Max Zhang, Professor at the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Kathy Dwyer Marble and Curt Marble Faculty Director, Cornell Atkinson Center for Sustainability (Cornell)
      David Coen, Vice Dean International for the Faculty of Social Sciences and Professor of Public Policy (University College London)
      Anne Sikwibele, Vice Chancellor (University of Zambia)
      Peter Enns, Professor of Government and Public Policy, and Robert S. Harrison Director of the Cornell Center for Social Sciences (Cornell)
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. | Lunch starts and networking
  • 12:15–1:30 p.m. | Working Lunch: Student Mobility, Engagement, and Online Learning—Models and Innovation
    • How can we build sustained, collaborative, reciprocal, and well-supported student experiences together? What makes for a positive student experience, and what are the best practices for incorporating these experiences into their curriculum and life/career plans? How can students get the most out of their international experiences while providing relevant and respectful engagement and input for local hosts? How can e-learning and engaged programming help support traditional study abroad?

      Moderator: Brandon Lanners, Executive Director, Office of Global Learning (Cornell)

      Cindy Tarter, Senior Associate Director of Education Abroad (Cornell)
      Daniela González-Quiroz, Regional Director for International Academic Development for the Americas and the Caribbean (Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico)
      Paul Krause, Vice Provost for External Education and Executive Director, eCornell, (Cornell)
      Martin Jes Iversen, Vice Dean of International Education and Academic Director for International Summer University Program (Copenhagen Business School, Denmark)
      Basil Awni Safi, Executive Director, David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement (Cornell)
      Barbara Kuukua Blankson, Senior Assistant Registrar, Administration and Partnerships, International Programmes Office (University of Ghana)
      Sarah Ranchev-Hale, Head of Imperial Enterprise Lab (Imperial College London)
  • 1:30–2:00 p.m. | Break and networking
  • 2:00–2:45 p.m. | How Do We Measure Success of Strategic International Partnerships?
    • International partnerships between universities provide many benefits to their students, faculty, partners, and communities. How do different approaches to impact evaluation, from specific KPIs and quantitative methods to holistic and qualitative approaches, help us understand, capture, and communicate the value of strategic international partnerships and inform decision-making?

      Moderator: Christine Potter, Associate Vice Provost and Executive Director of Global Operations and Strategy (Cornell)

      Scott McQuarrie, Regional Director, North America (University of Edinburgh, Scotland)
      Amanda Sayan, Director of Partnerships (University of Sydney, Australia)
      Ellen Als, Senior Executive Officer of the Office for Research, Advice, and Innovation (Technical University of Denmark)
  • 2:45–3:00 p.m. | Group photo
  • 3:00–3:45 p.m. | Networking and group discussions
  • 3:45–4:15 p.m. | Walk to Klarman Hall with a tour of the historic Arts Quad
  • 4:30 p.m. | Global Grand Challenges symposium kick-off

Rhodes-Rawlings Auditorium, Klarman Hall, 232 East Avenue
Please visit the Global Grand Challenges Symposium schedule page for details and speaker notes on this panel.

  • 4:30–6:00 p.m. | Panel 1: Knowledge: What Counts, for Whom, and to What Ends? 
  • 6:00 p.m. | Reception, Klarman Hall Atrium

Thursday, November 17

Clark Hall, Room 700 (7th Floor), 142 Sciences Drive
Please visit the Global Grand Challenges Symposium schedule page for details and speaker notes on these panels.

Friday, November 18

Optional bus trip to New York City for a Tour of Cornell Tech or Weill Cornell Medicine for our Global Hubs partners signed up for the optional trip to when they registered.

  • 5:15 a.m. (departure from Ithaca) – 2:30 p.m. (program ends in NYC)
  • Program and logistical details will be shared separately.