NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference Program - 42
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2018
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Multi-Institutional Perspectives on Building
Inclusivity: Boundaries, Barriers, and Bridges
Recent developments in political, social, and
economic landscapes signal a drift toward a
divided, closed, and inward-looking architecture
of a global society. This session explores the
implications and challenges of building bridges
over these barriers and boundaries to reinforce the
ethos of inclusivity.
Chair and Presenter: Brian Leacock, University of
Presenters: Cathrin Rieger, University of
Mannheim; Cynthia Zoubir, Kedge Business School
Spinning Plates: The Art of Managing an
International Student and Scholar Services
Circus Act (ISSS)
Learn about different paths to leadership positions
in ISSS, including steps (and missteps) that happen
along the way, and examine what it really means
to be a director responsible for juggling immigration
case filings, managing staff, and navigating higher
administration with strategic planning.
Chair and Presenter: Lauren Jacobsen, University of
Presenters: Regina George, University of South
Alabama; Charter Morris, University of Alabama Tuscaloosa; Jody Ann Pritt, University of South Carolina
Turning Good into Great: EB-1B Outstanding
Professor and Research Petitions for Academic
Gathering evidence for and assembling an EB-1B
Outstanding Researcher or Professor petition can be
daunting. Participate in a discussion of tips, tricks, and
best practices for filing EB-1B cases.
Chair and Presenter: Robin Catmur, University of
Presenters: Connie Childs, University of Tennessee;
Parker Emerson, Yale University
U.S. Department of State Forum on Education
Abroad Services and Opportunities (EA)
Panelists discuss efforts abroad that focus on
creating opportunities for more diverse U.S.
student mobility including workshops on creating
infrastructure in foreign higher education institutions,
U.S. higher education delegations, and engaging
U.S. students abroad. Representatives from the
U.S. Department of State have been invited.
Chair: Caroline Donovan White, NAFSA
Presenters: Anthony Koliha, U.S. Department of
State; Heidi Manley, U.S. Department of State
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Pathways to Peace Luncheon $
Marriott, Liberty Ballroom
Join others interested in discussing how the
concepts of peace and justice are intertwined with
Keynote Speaker: Anne C. Richard, Georgetown
NAFSA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO