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
Mirvat Bulbul [More Info]
Vice President for Administrative and Financial Affairs
Birzeit University, Palestine
Antoni Cahner [More Info]
General Manager
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), Spain
Pradeep Choudhury [More Info]
Assistant Professor
Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
Sorin Mihai Cimpeanu [More Info]
Romanian National Council of Rectors, Romnia
Isabella Coetzee [More Info]
Deputy Vice Chancellor: Student Affairs and Extracurricular development
Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa
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
Keri Facer [More Info]
Professor of Educational & Social Futures
University of Bristol, UK
Paulo Jorge Ferreira [More Info]
Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal
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
Tor Halvorsen [More Info]
Associate Professor
University of Bergen, Norway
Markus Kajanto [More Info]
Head of Planning
University of Helsinki, Finland
Stacy Kennedy [More Info]
Director of Development
Universty West Indies (UWI), Jamaica
Marcelo Knobel [More Info]
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, Brazil
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
May Maalouf [More Info]
Professor of English Literature
Lebanese University--Lebanon
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
Peter Mascher [More Info]
Associate Vice-President, International Affairs
McMaster University, Canada
Romeela Mohee [More Info]
Education Specialist: Higher Education
Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Canada
Myriam Moïse [More Info]
Secretary General
Universities Caribbean, Jamaica
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
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
Ebenezer Oduro Owusu [More Info]
University of Ghana
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]
Gloria Ramirez Hernandez [More Info]
Chair holder of the UNESCO Chair on Human Rights
UNAM, Mexico (tbc)
Fernando M. Remião [More Info]
Associate Professor with habilitation
University of Porto, Portugal
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
Elizabeth Sfeir [More Info]
Assistant Professor - HOD Management
Université Antonine, Lebanon
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
Jaime Valls Esponda [More Info]
Executive Secretary General
National Association of Universities and Higher Education Institutions (ANUIES), Mexico
Hilligje van't Land [More Info]
Secretary General
International Association of Universities (IAU)
Lesley Wilson [More Info]
Secretary General
European University Association (EUA)
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