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Consistently Engaged­: An Exploration of the Intersection of Justice, Equity, Inclusion and Internationalization

This AIEA thematic forum aims to explore how justice, equity, inclusion and internationalization intersect, and to give higher education professionals tools and strategies for enhancing global-mindedness and for deepening their community’s understanding of discrimination and prejudice

The Ohio State University and Tampere University are offering this forum through virtual participation with partner institutions that include: the American Council on Education (ACE) and Pennsylvania State University. Panelists will share European and U.S. perspectives and approaches for tackling contemporary critical issues, and compare lessons learned. Participants will both pose questions and comments and interact in small group discussion. A repository of relevant readings will be available to all registered participants, and the event content and pictures will be archived on the AIEA website. View the flyer

Program (Finnish Time, EEST) 

3-4 p.m. 

Pre-session hosted by Tampere University: Creating an Equal and Inclusive International Academic Community in the Finnish Higher Education Context  


Kaisa Kurki, Manager of International Affairs, Tampere University 


Juha Teperi, Vice President for Research, Equal Opportunities Committee Chair, Tampere University 

Henna Juusola, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Tampere University

Elisa Sinikallio, Education Specialist, Accessibility Group, Tampere University 

Heli Tiitinen, Project Manager, SIMHE Supporting Immigrants in Higher Education: KORKO Project, Tampere University 

Aliisa Toivanen, Specialist in International Affairs and Advocacy & 

Laura Kaipia, Specialist in Social Affairs, Student Union, Tampere University TREY, Student Union Action Project: Strengthening the Global Community (tbc) 


4-4:15 p.m. 


Gil Latz, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, Ohio State 

Juha Teperi, Vice President for Research, Equal Opportunities Committee Chair, Tampere University 

James Moore III, Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Chief Diversity Officer Executive, Ohio State 


4:15-5:45 p.m. 

Session 1: The Big Picture: Identifying Intersections and Impact 


Robin Helms, Assistant Vice President for Learning and Engagement, ACE 


Alex Hughes, Deputy Vice–Chancellor, Global Engagement and Employability, University of Westminster 

Chris R. Glass, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations & Leadership, Old Dominion University 

Noelle W. Arnold, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Global Engagement and Professor of Educational Administration, College of Education and Human Ecology, Ohio State 


6 a.m.-7:45 p.m. 

Session 2: Higher Education Leadership: Accelerating Internationalization, Justice, Equity and Inclusion 


Andrew Gordon, Founder and CEO, Diversity Abroad 


Penelope Pynes, Senior Associate for Internationalization, ACE 


Tamara T. Cunningham, Assistant Vice Pre sident for Global Initiatives and Confucius Institute American Director, New Jersey City University

Phillips Thomas Hornbuckle, Director, Office of Inte rcultural Student Life & Global Programming, York College of Pennsylvania

Sheila Schulte, Associate Vi ce President - International Programs, University of North Georgia

Maija Airas, Counsellor of Education, Finnish National Agency for Education, and Chair of the evaluation team, Immigrants in Higher Education, Finnish Education Evaluation Centre  

7:45-8:30 p.m. 

Networking and Break (optional) 


8:30-10 p.m. 

Session 3: Campus Internationalization: Cultural Differences, Diversity, and Social Justice: Students & Practitioners Views 


Roger Brindley, Vice Provost for Global Programs, Pennsylvania State University  


Megan Lawther, Program Manager, Global Engagement, Ohio State 

Rick Lee, Director, Global-Programs, Rutgers University 

Dan Thomas, Program Director, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Ohio State 

Mel White, Interim Director, Global Operations, Pennsylvania State University

10 - 10:30 p.m.

Forum Closing Remarks


Jewell Green Winn, Senior Internat ional Officer, Executive Director for International Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer, Tennessee State University, and AIEA President-Elect


The Ohio State University, the American Council on Education (ACE), Pennsylvania State University and Tampere University.

Further information

Kaisa Kurki, Manager of International Affairs,