The Global Summit was a one-day symposium held in honor of Vision 2030: Illinois’ Global Strategy.
The symposium was live streamed. Watch the recordings.
|9:00am||Global Summit Introduction|
|9:10am||Welcome by Chancellor Robert J. Jones|
|9:30am||Vision 2030 Overview by Dr. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela|
Vice Provost for International Affairs and Global Strategies Dr. Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela provided a brief introduction to Vision 2030 and the five strategic priorities that have been identified.
|9:45am||Opening Keynote Address by Dr. Allan E. Goodman|
Dr. Allan E. Goodman is the Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of International Education (IIE). IIE promotes the exchange of scholars and students, rescues scholars, students, and artists from persecution, displacement, and crises, conducts research on international academic mobility, and administers the Fulbright program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. In his keynote address, Dr. Goodman discussed the issues, trends, and opportunities facing higher education and how necessary it is for institutions of all types to boldly pursue collaborative solutions for the greater good.
|10:15am||Panel I: Setting the Stage for Global Impact|
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s new global strategy aligns its vision with internal priorities and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals while prioritizing engagement in underrepresented regions of its global profile. Dr. Paul Zeleza, Ambassador Reyna Torres Mendivil, Dr. Sarah Janzen, and Dr. Don Wuebbles discussed how higher education institutions can respond to the challenges outlined in the SDGs. They also explored why institutions must prioritize partnerships with countries in the Global South to effectively respond to such challenges. This session was moderated by Margareth Etienne, Carl L. Vacketta Professor of Law at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
|11:45am||Networking Lunch & Fulbright Poster Showcase|
|1:00pm||Introduction of Dr. Flávia Rossi by Dr. John Karam|
Afternoon Keynote Address
Global Antimicrobial Resistance Challenges: One Health-One World by Dr. Flávia Rossi
Dr. Flávia Rossi is the Director of the Hospital das Clínicas (FMUSP) at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. The University of São Paulo is Brazil’s largest and most prestigious public university. The Hospital das Clínicas System is the oldest Brazilian university health system and offers teaching, research and culture and extension activities, with emphasis on multidisciplinary and multi-institutionality to provide comprehensive care. In her keynote address, Dr. Rossi discussed integrating technology and educational tools for a better healthy life.
|1:30pm||Panel II: Health & Inclusion in the Digital Age|
The COVID-19 pandemic stimulated a major surge in the use of digital technologies worldwide, forcing all industries to grapple with a “new reality.” However, the speed with which many technologies became regular tools left little room for careful examination of the potential risks they pose to individuals and communities. Dr. David Rhew, Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, and Mr. Terry Finch explored the relationship between inclusion, technology, and health. Dr. William Sullivan will also provide different examples of technology and inclusion in action to reduce barriers to participation in higher education. This session was moderated by Robin Kaler.
|3:20pm||Panel III: Supporting Youth Development for Global Change |
The United Nations estimates that the current world population will grow to exceed 9.7 billion people by 2050 and that Sub-Saharan Africa will account for the majority of the youth population. Higher education institutions must be prepared to respond to this youth surge and effectively support a new generation of students. Prof. Phillip Cotton, Dr. Linda Herrera, and Dr. Soo Ah Kwon discussed how fostering youth engagement across disciplines is critical to developing the next generation of global problem solvers. This session was moderated by Fatou Jobe and Atharva Naik.
|4:35pm||Closing Remarks by Dr. William Bernhard, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost|