IAU 2015 International Conference
Speakers & Chairs
As the programme is being developed, this page will be updated on a regular basis. So do not hesitate to come back here from time to time to discover who will take part in the conference programme!

October 29, 2015 (in alphabetical order)
0Kamal Abouchedid [More Info]
Notre-Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon
Abdulganiyu Ambali [More Info]
University of Ilorin, Nigeria
Ernest Aryeetey [More Info]
University of Ghana – IAU Board Member
Fanta Aw [More Info]
President and Chair of the Board of Directors
NAFSA, United States
Jos Beelen [More Info]
Senior Policy Advisor, Researcher and Consultant on Internationalization
Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands
Luisa Black [More Info]
Teacher Training Consultant
Member of the Council of Europe’s expert group on Competences for Democratic Culture
Betsy Boze [More Info]
Former President
The College of the Bahamas
Patrick Deane [More Info]
President and Vice-Chancellor
McMaster University, Canada
Darla Deardorff [More Info]
Executive Director
Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), United States
Eva Egron-Polak [More Info]
International Association of Universities
Irina Ferencz [More Info]
Policy Officer
Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), Belgium
Manuel J. Fernós [More Info]
President, Inter American University of Puerto Rico
IAU Vice President
Anne Flierman [More Info]
Chair, Board & Executive Board
Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO), the Netherlands
Pam Fredman [More Info]
University of Gothenburg
Claudia Frittelli [More Info]
Program Officer, International Program
Carnegie Corporation of New York, United States
Jocelyne Gacel-Avila [More Info]
Director of the State and Society Studies Division
University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Fernando Miguel Galán Palomares [More Info]
European Students’ Union, Belgium
Marianne Granfelt [More Info]
Secretary-General, Association of Swedish Higher Education (SUHF), Sweden
IAU Board Member
Madeleine Green [More Info]
IAU Senior Fellow
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Nigel E. Harris [More Info]
Vice-Chancellor Emeritus
The University of West Indies, Jamaica
Laura Howard [More Info]
European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Stephen Hwang [More Info]
Linnaeus University, Sweden
Katherine Isaacs [More Info]
Rector's Delegate For European Programmes
University of Pisa, Italy
Etsuko Katsu [More Info]
Vice President, International; Director, Headquarters of International Collaboration
Meiji University, Japan
William Lawton [More Info]
International Higher Education Consultant
United Kingdom
Betty Leask [More Info]
Executive Director, La Trobe Learning and Teaching
La Trobe University, Australia
Fernando León-García [More Info]
CETYS University, Mexico
Robin Lewis [More Info]
International Development And Public Policy Alliance (IDPPA)
Leapetswe Malete [More Info]
Associate Professor
University of Botswana, Botswana
Francisco Marmolejo [More Info]
Lead, Global Solutions Group on Tertiary Education Education Global Practice
World Bank
Walid Moussa [More Info]
Notre-Dame University-Louaize, Lebanon
Sir Howard Newby [More Info]
Vice-Chancellor Emeritus
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
Van Nguyen Thuy Hong [More Info]
Director of International Relations Department
Ho Chi Minh City University Of Transport, Vietnam
Stefano Paleari [More Info]
University of Bergamo, Italy
Patricia Pol [More Info]
Former Vice - President of Université Paris-Est, France; IAU Board member
Université Paris-est Créteil
Irène Rabenoro [More Info]
Acting chief of the Section for Higher Education
Angelo Riccaboni [More Info]
University of Siena, Italy
Hope Sadza [More Info]
Vice Chancellor
Women´s University in Africa, Zimbabwe
Gülsün Sağlamer [More Info]
Professor of architecture
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Gard Titlestad [More Info]
International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), Norway
Isabelle Turmaine [More Info]
Director, Information Projects and Services
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Kevin Van Cauter [More Info]
Senior Advisor Internationalisation
British Council
Inga Zaleniene [More Info]
Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations
Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza [More Info]
Vice Chancellor
United States International University-Africa
October 30, 2015 (in alphabetical order)
Dato Dzulkifli Abdul Razak [More Info]
International Association of Universities
0Gilles Breton [More Info]
Full professor
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs
Ann Buller [More Info]
Centennial College, Canada
0Cecilia Christersson [More Info]
Acting Vice Chancellor
Malmö University, Sweden
Anna Ciccarelli [More Info]
Fellow of the University of South Australia, Former Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (International),
The University of Queensland, Australia
Hans de Wit [More Info]
Director Center for International Higher Education,
Boston College, USA
Eva Egron-Polak [More Info]
International Association of Universities
Etienne Ehilé [More Info]
Association of African Universities (AAU), Ghana - IAU Board Member
Roberto Escalante Semerena [More Info]
Association of Universities of Latin America and the Caribbean (UDUAL), Mexico - IAU Deputy Board Member
Stephen Freedman [More Info]
Fordham University, USA
Carlos G. Gómez Restrepo [More Info]
La Salle University, Colombia
0Jose Jackson-Malete [More Info]
Director Research And Partnerships
Botswana Institute for Technology Research and Innovation, Botswana
Przemyslaw Jankowski [More Info]
Policy Officer
Commission Européenne, Actions Marie Skłodowska-Curie, Belgique
Thomas Jørgensen [More Info]
Responsible for the Council for Doctoral Education
European University Association, Belgium
0Piyushi Kotecha [More Info]
Chief Executive Officer
Southern African Regional University Association (SARUA)
0Luca Lantero [More Info]
Director, NARIC Italia – CIMEA
Italian ENIC/NARIC centre
Pornchai Mongkhonvanit [More Info]
President, Siam University, Thailand
IAU Vice-president
Remus Pricopie [More Info]
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
Robert Proulx [More Info]
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), QC, Canada
Robert Quinn [More Info]
Executive Director
Scholars at Risk Network / New York University
Irène Rabenoro [More Info]
Acting chief of the Section for Higher Education
Rino Rappuoli [More Info]
Chief Scientist and Head External R&D at GSK Vaccines
Jean Philippe Restoueix [More Info]
Administrator, Higher Education and Lisbon Recognition Convention
Council of Europe
Angelo Riccaboni [More Info]
University of Siena, Italy
0Albert Schram [More Info]
Vice Chancellor - Rector
Papua New Guinea Of Technology, Papua New Guinea
Raymond Siebetcheu [More Info]
University for Foreigners of Siena, Italy
0Noel Vercruysse [More Info]
Senior project leader
Department Of Education And Training, Belgium
Alessandra Viviani [More Info]
Vice-Rector International Relations
University of Siena, Italy
Freddy Weima [More Info]
Director General