Live Stream Recordings

The Global Summit was a one-day symposium held in honor of Vision 2030: Illinois’ Global Strategy.

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The Global Summit was live streamed on October 19, 2022. Click the titles below to view the recordings.

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.

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.

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.

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 also provide ddifferent examples of technology and inclusion in action to reduce barriers to participation in higher education.

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.