NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference Program - 89
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
All first-timers are invited to attend this debrief to discuss
their conference experience with members of the
Annual Conference Committee. Attend and enter a
drawing to win a free registration for NAFSA 2019 in
THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018
Writing a Winning Proposal for NAFSA 2019 (SI)
Gain insights from the 2019 Annual Conference Committee about
how to make a NAFSA conference proposal stand out. Creating
and writing an excellent conference proposal and navigating
the online proposal process are the keys to having an accepted
proposal. Anyone interested in presenting at a future NAFSA annual
conference should attend.
Chair and Presenter: Judith Pennywell, EdD, University of Michigan
Presenters: Namiko Bagirimvano, Tacoma Community College;
Dena Neese, JD, Virginia Tech; Brad Sekulich, University of North
Former president of the Republic of Malawi, Joyce Banda is an activist, entrepreneur, politician, and
philanthropist who champions the rights of women, children, people with physical disabilities, and
other marginalized groups in her native Malawi and throughout the world.
Banda served as president of the Republic of Malawi from 2012 to 2014. She was the first female
president of Malawi and the second female president in Africa. In 2014 Forbes named her the 40th
most powerful woman in the world and the most powerful woman in Africa.
An advocate for women's and girls' civil rights and empowerment, Banda founded the Joyce Banda
Foundation International, which guides a range of initiatives from helping women become financially
independent through business training to supporting orphans through schools and care centers.
4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Banda has been the recipient of multiple international awards, including the 1997 Hunger Project
Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger that she shared with Joaquim
Chissano, then president of Mozambique. She was also a key player in the founding of several
organizations, including the African Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (AFWE), the Council for
Economic Empowerment for Women in Africa (CEEWA), and the American and African Business
Women's Alliance (AABWA), for which she served as the first president.
Banda was recently named a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development
at the Woodrow Wilson Center. In 2016 she became a member of the United Nations Council of
Women World Leaders.
Presiding: Elaine Meyer-Lee, EdD, President of the Association and Chair of the Board, NAFSA:
Association of International Educators
NAFSA 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE & EXPO