Could associations cooperate better for greater global good?

Tuesday 02 June 2015 -
11:00 to 12:15
Session 6.7. Queen Elizabeth II Centre, London.

This session brings together representatives from national and regional associations across the world to explore commonalities and differences in terms of their roles and how they fulfil these.

Key questions will include:
 
• What do associations do?
• How do they represent their members and what should their members expect from them?
• Could associations cooperate more effectively with each other – and how might this better serve their members’ interests by addressing major challenges they share? 

Molly Corbett Broad
President, American Council on Education, USA

Molly Corbett Broad, a leading spokesperson for American higher education, became the 12th president of the American Council on Education in 2008. Broad came to ACE from the University of North Carolina, where she served as President. Previously, she served as CEO of the state of Arizona system. Session 6.7

Molly Corbett Broad

Javier Sagi-Vela González
Director General, Universia, Spain

Javier Sagi-Vela joined Universia Holding, the largest university network in the world, in 2000 as General Director. He has worked as a tutor at Comillas Pontifical University, Carlos III University, and Antonio de Nebrija University in Madrid. Previous roles include: Financial Director for Latin America at Ecuality eCommerce Quality, General Director of the General Council of Physiotherapy. He has run numerous development cooperation projects in Bolivia, Tanzania and India. Session 6.7

Javier Sagi-Vela González

John Mountford
International Director, Association of Colleges’, UK

As the AoC’s International Director, John represents and supports FE Colleges to develop their international work. This includes leading on the AoC’s International Charter, meeting international stakeholders and policy makers and supporting a number of groups focused on international education.  John is a board member of the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics and EUproVET. Prior to joining AoC, John was the University of West London’s International Director. Session 6.7

John Mountford

Dr Christopher Tremewan
Secretary General, Association of Pacific Rim Universities, Singapore

Founded by the presidents of Berkeley, Caltech, UCLA, and USC, APRU is an association of 45 leading research universities of the APEC economies. Dr Tremewan, a specialist in Southeast Asian politics and former Vice-President (International) of The University of Auckland, heads the APRU Secretariat from Singapore. He has focused the network on three areas: shaping HE and research policy, creating global leaders, and partnering on solutions to Asia-Pacific challenges. Session 6.7

Dr Christopher Tremewan

Professor Julius Weinberg
Vice-Chancellor, Kingston University, UK

Professor Weinberg was previously Deputy Vice-Chancellor at City University London. He joined City University London in 1999 as Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and became Director of the Institute of Health Sciences. Outside the University he is a Board member of Ofqual. Julius qualified in medicine from the University of Oxford, worked within the NHS, for the WHO, and was a consultant and the head of epidemiology programmes for the UK Public Health Laboratory Service. Session 6.7

Professor Julius Weinberg