Featured Speakers

Dr. Fiona Hunter

Higher Education Researcher and Consultant based in Italy.

Dr. Hunter is at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan where she teaches in PhD programme and carries out a number of different research projects. She is Co-Editor at the Journal of Studies for International Education (JSIE) and is a member of the Knowledge Development Taskforce at the European Association for International Education (EAIE). She was lead Researcher in an EU Parliament commissioned study on the future of internationalization.

Dr. Vanessa Andreotti 

Associate Professor, University of British Columbia; Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change.

Vanessa de Oliveira Andreotti is Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global Change, at the Departmetn for Educational Studies, University of British Columbia. Her research examines political economies of knowledge production, and discusses the ethics of international development and of ideals of globalism and internationalization in education and in global activism. Her scholarship focuses on analyses of historical and systemic patterns of reproduction of inequalities and how these mobilize global imaginaries that limit or enable different possibilities for (co)existence. Many of her publications are available at: https://ubc.academia.edu/VanessadeOliveiraAndreotti


Dr. Glen Jones

Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement and Professor of Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

Dr. Jones research focuses on higher education policy, governance, academic work, and administration. He is a prolific contributor to the Canadian and international literature on higher education and a frequent public speaker and commentator on higher education issues.


Dr. Roopa Desai Trilokekar

Associate Professor (Postsecondary Education) Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto.

Dr. Trilokekar is one of the leading Canadian Researchers on International Higher Education policy. She has worked mainly at the institutional policy level in internationalizing curriculum and student learning experiences.  The two specific areas of her current research interest include government policy in international education and a critical understanding of the study abroad student experience.