Global Dialogue

28 March 2018, Wednesday, 1400 - 1500hrs

A great conclusion to an APAIE conference is the Global Dialogue.

Date: Wed 28 March
Time: 2:00-3:00pm
Place: Peony Jr Room, 4411-412 on level 4 of the APAIE conference area of Marina Bay Sands

After three days of sessions focused on various aspects of the conference theme, The Impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Higher Education in the Asia Pacific, an expert panel of representatives from around the world will offer their take on the theme and answer your questions.

As physical, digital and biological realms converge in the 21st Century, transforming virtually every industry and reshaping society, how should universities respond to the speed and intensity of such unprecedented disruptions?


Mr Will Archer
Innovator in Residence
Government of Queensland
Will works in and around global education advising management teams, government agencies and business owners.  Former CEO and founder of i-graduate, he has been invited to speak at more than 450 conferences and universities and has chaired APAIE’s Global Dialogue session for several years.

Professor Tan Eng Chye
National University of Singapore
Professor Tan Eng Chye was appointed President of NUS on 1 January 2018. He is the University's 5th president, and the 23rd leader to head Singapore's oldest higher education institution. As President, Professor Tan is the chief academic and administrative officer of the university.
Professor Sarah Todd
Asia-Pacific Association for International Education (APAIE)
Professor Sarah Todd is the Vice President (Global) at Griffith University in Australia.  As well as leading Griffith’s internationalisation activities, Sarah is currently President of APAIE, and Chair of the Universities Australia and IRU (Innovative Research Universities) International Committees.  She is an appointed member of the Queensland Government’s International Education and Training Advisory Group (IETAG), providing advice to the Deputy Premier and Queensland Government.
Mr Markus Laitinen
European Association for International Education (EAIE)
Markus Laitinen is the current President of the European Association for International Education (EAIE), a thought leader in advancement of responsible international higher education in Europe, and globally. He has served the University of Helsinki, Finland for 25 years in various roles related to internationalisation. Markus is an experienced speaker and presenter in conferences around the world and holds a Master’s in international politics.
Mr Leolyn Jackson
International Education Association of South Africa (IEASA)
Leolyn Jackson has been in the higher education sector for more than 25 years as a senior lecturer, Head of Student Enrolment, Director of the Southern African-Nordic Centre (SANORD), and Director of the International Relations Office at UWC. As from 1 August 2017 he assumed duty as the Director: International Office at the Central University of Technology, South Africa.
Dr Esther Brimmer
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Dr Esther Brimmer is the Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. She has been on the faculty of George Washington University, The Johns Hopkins University, and the College of Europe in Belgium, and was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs. She received her D.Phil and M.Phil from Oxford University and her B.A. from Pomona College.
Dr José Celso Freire Junior
Association of Brazilian Higher Education Institutions Officers for International Relations (FAUBAI)
Prof José Celso Freire Junior is an Electrical Engineer with degrees from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), the University of São Paulo (USP), and the Université de Grenoble I (Joseph Fourier University), France. He is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at São Paulo State University, UNESP in Brazil, and the current Associate Provost for International Affairs at UNESP.