IAU 2019 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!

The speakers are listed in alphabethical order. 

Marta Losada Falk [More Info]
Former President, Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Bogotá, Colombia
and IAU Board member
Noor Hayaty Abu Kasim [More Info]
Dean of Research Cluster, Malaysia
Kulsariyeva Aktolkyn [More Info]
Vice-rector for Research and International Affairs
Kazakh National Pedagogical University, Republic of Kazakhstan
Martin Asser [More Info]
Associate Vice President for Communications
American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Antoni Cahner [More Info]
General Manager
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain
Marlene Castro Amorim [More Info]
Pro Dean of Accompaniment of the Internationalization Programme
Universidade de Aviero, Portugal
Weiying Chen [More Info]
Deputy Director, Office of Global Engagement
Zhejiang University, China
Sorin Mihai Cimpeanu [More Info]
Romanian National Council of Rectors, Romania
Andreas Corcoran [More Info]
Deputy Secretary General
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Adrian Curaj [More Info]
General Director
Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), Romania
Juan Ramón de la Fuente [More Info]
IAU Honorary President & Permenant Delegate of Mexico to the United Nations (UN)
Hans de Wit [More Info]
Director, ‘Center for International Higher Education’ (CIHE)
Boston College, USA
Andrew Deeks [More Info]
President, University College Dublin, Ireland
and IAU Board member
Anne Friederike Delouis [More Info]
Vice-President for International Relations - Europe
University of Orléans, France
Judith Eaton [More Info]
Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), US
Eva Egron-Polak [More Info]
Council member, Magna Charta Observatory &
Former Secretary General, International Association of Universities (IAU)
Roberto Escalante Semerena [More Info]
Association of Universities of Latin America & the Caribbean (UDUAL), Mexico - IAU Deputy Board Member
José Alfonso Esparza Ortiz [More Info]
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Mexico
Rodolfo Rubio Etcharren [More Info]
Vicepresident of Communication and Institutional Image
Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
Keri Facer [More Info]
Professor of Educational & Social Futures
University of Bristol, UK (by distance)
Orlando Manuel José Fernandes da Mata [More Info]
Association of Portuguese Language Universities (AULP)
Pam Fredman [More Info]
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Jocelyne Gacel-Avila [More Info]
General coordinator, the Regional Observatory on Internationalization and Networks in Tertiary Education (OBIRET)
University of Guadalajara, Mexico
Celso Garrido [More Info]
Professor at the Economic Department
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana (UAM), México
Eira Garrido [More Info]
Student Representative
University of Bergen, Norway
Fridrika Hardardottir [More Info]
Director International Office
University of Iceland, Iceland, and AURORA universities network
Ni Jadon [More Info]
Senior Project Manager/International Liason Officer
McMaster University, Canada
Markus Kajanto [More Info]
Head of Planning
University of Helsinki, Finland
Stacy Kennedy [More Info]
Director of Development
Universty West Indies (UWI), Jamaica (by distance)
Marcelo Knobel [More Info]
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
Gunnar Köhlin [More Info]
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Bianca Kopp [More Info]
Education for Justice (E4J) initiative
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes, Vienna
Carmen Z. Lamagna [More Info]
Vice-Chancellor, American International University - Bangladesh (AIUB)
and IAU Board member
Philip Landon [More Info]
Vice-President, Governance and Programs
Universities Canada
Raquel Isamara León de la Rosa [More Info]
Professor and Researcher
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico
David Lock [More Info]
Secretary General
Magna Charta Observatory
Jesús López Macedo [More Info]
General Director of Strategic Partnerships
National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES), Mexico
Mandla Makhanya [More Info]
Principal and Vice-Chancellor
University of South Africa (UNISA)
Daniel Malan [More Info]
Director of Centre for Corporate Governance in Africa
University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa
Francisco Maldonado Altieri [More Info]
Member of the Board of Directors of the Groningen Declaration Network &
Registrar of Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP), México
Francisco Marmolejo [More Info]
Lead Education Specialist for India
The World Bank Group
Mirta M. Martin [More Info]
Fairmont State University, USA
Sebastian Camargo Martinez [More Info]
PhD Candidate
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico
Ygnacio Martínez Laguna [More Info]
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico
Pastora Martínez Samper [More Info]
Vice President for Globalization and Cooperation
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain
Romeela Mohee [More Info]
Education Specialist: Higher Education
Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada
Pornchai Mongkhonvanit [More Info]
President, Siam University, Thailand
IAU Vice-president
Rosa G. Montes Miró [More Info]
Director of International Education Centre
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico
Odorico Mora Carreón [More Info]
Director General of International Development (DDI)
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico
Balázs Vince Nagy [More Info]
Vice-Rector for International Affairs
Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME) Hungary
Barnabas Nawangwe [More Info]
Makerere University, Uganda
Bernard Ntahiraja [More Info]
Law Faculty
University of Burundi, Burundi
Pierre André Pierre [More Info]
Université Notre-Dame d’Haiti – UNDH, Haiti
Remus Pricopie [More Info]
National University of Political Studies and Public Administration
Paola Andrea Ramírez [More Info]
Hassan Rashid Al-Derham [More Info]
Qatar University
Sevim Saadat [More Info]
University College Lahore, Pakistan
Manikrao M. Salunkhe [More Info]
Association of Indian Universities (AIU), India
Daniel Samoilovich [More Info]
Executive Director
Asociación Columbus
Sergey Sayapin [More Info]
KIMEP University, Kazakhstan
Burghart Schmidt [More Info]
Universität Vechta, Germany
Elizabeth Sfeir [More Info]
Assistant Professor - HOD Management
Université Antonine, Lebanon (by distance)
Craig Shealy [More Info]
Professor and Executive Director
James Madison University and International Beliefs and Values Institute, United States
Paola Virginia Suárez Ávila [More Info]
Full time Researcher
Center for Research on North America -UNAM , Mexico
Tolga Turker [More Info]
Program Director- Eastern Europe, Eurasia and Russia
University of Arizona- Global, USA
Hilligje van't Land [More Info]
Secretary General
International Association of Universities (IAU)
César Wazen [More Info]
Director, International Affairs Office
Qatar University
Becky Whay [More Info]
Vice President International
National University of Ireland, Galway
Youmin Xi [More Info]
Executive President
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China
Inga Zaleniene [More Info]
Mykolas Romeris University
Paul Tiyambe Zeleza [More Info]
Vice Chancellor
United States International University-Africa, Kenya