The National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, Washington, DC
Monday, August 25, 2014
1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the Brookings Institution and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Rockefeller Institute of Government, 411 State Street, Albany
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Co-Sponsored by the Rockefeller Institute of Government and the New York State Association of School Business Officials (NYSASBO).
Public policy events at Rockefeller College and the University at Albany
"What Works" Conference on Internationalization for
Job Creation and Economic Growth
Increasing Coherence of Government and System Policies
at a Time of Global Crisis
April 12-13, 2012
In keeping with the State University of New York’s strategic planning focus on leveraging the power of “systemness,” this event promoted discussion of the internationalization of higher education at the system level. SUNY Global and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government at the University at Albany worked with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to examine the roles that multiple actors play in tackling the effects of the global financial crisis and fostering recovery policies — especially job creation, innovation and wealth generation.
This event was part of the OECD What Works conference series. Discussions examined how internationalization can be leveraged to support economic development in the 21st century. Creative and effective approaches were highlighted against the urgency of a global economic crisis, with job creation, economic recovery policy, human capital development and, above all, innovation at the core of the discussion. The interplay between public policy, academia, and business and industry is key. Follow the link to learn more about the series: OECD What Works.
Conference sessions are listed below in chronological order, with links to papers, slide presentations, and audio and video files, as available, accessible from the corresponding session.
Thursday, April 12
Don Siegel, Dean, School of Business, SUNY at Albany, United States
Mitch Leventhal, Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs SUNY, United States
Fabrice Hénard, Analyst, IMHE, OECD, France
Tom Gais, Rockefeller Institute of Government, SUNY, United States
Setting the scene – Inter-linkages between government, industry and academia
Moderator: Jason Lane, Director of Education Studies & Associate Professor, Rockefeller Institute of Government, SUNY, United States
Gilles Bousquet, Vice Provost for Globalization, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Memduh Karakullukçu, Vice Chairman and President of the Global Relations Forum, Turkey - Remarks
Group 1 – Re-engineering governance models for effective partnerships
Moderator: Kevin Kinser, University at Albany, United States
Steve Cannon, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom - Presentation
Geof Tomlinson, Aerospace Malaysia Innovation Centre, Malaysia - Presentation
Group 2 – Ethics and values as determinants underpinning internationalization
Moderator: Taya Owens, University at Albany, United States
Christiane Druml, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Ulla Gjørling, Aarhus University, Denmark - Presentation
Group 3 – Determining the added value of internationalization to economic growth
Moderator: Stephen Dunnett, University of Buffalo, United States
Heinz Fassman, University of Vienna, Austria - Presentation
Kees Kouwenaar, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands - Presentation
Alf Rasmussen, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU), Norway
Group 4 – Internationalizing programs to spur innovation and best equip students
Moderator: Ellis Rubinstein, President, New York Academy of Sciences
Uwe Muus, Göttingen University, Germany
Marijke Wahlers, German Rectors Conference, Germany
Seo Young In, KEDI, Korea - Presentation
Group 5 – Supporting globally engaged, student-centered, teaching approaches
Moderator: John Fowler, Center for Collaborative Online and International Learning, SUNY, U.S.
Axel Aerden, NVAO, the Netherlands - Presentation
Norah Lynn Paddock, Association of Universities and Colleges Canada (AUCC), Canada
Jon Rubin, Center for Collaborative, Online and International Learning (COIL),SUNY, U.S.
Piet Van Hove, University of Antwerp, Belgium - Presentation
Group 6 – Co-operating in a competitive environment: managing and maximizing brain circulation and the effects of the globalization
Moderator: Joan Kanlian, Director, Westchester Export Assistance Center, U.S. Department of Commerce
Britta Baron, University of Alberta, Canada - Presentation
Tracey Bradley, Tennessee Consortium for International Studies, U.S. - Presentation
David Sweeney, Higher Education Funding Council for England, U.K. - Presentation
Group 7 – Achieving internationalization through government and industry support and participation
Marina Casals Sala, Universitat Rovira I Virgili, Spain - Presentation
Katharina Cortolezis-Schlager, Member of Austrian Parliament, Austria - Presentation
Akiyoshi Yonezawa, Nagoya University, Japan - Presentation
Group 8 – Quality assurance of internationalization as a catalyst for policy coherence
Moderator: Karma El Hassan
Internationalization of Higher Education in MENA: Policy Issues Associated with Skills Formation and Mobility
Jeff Belnap, Zayed University, United Arab Emirates
Friday, April 13
Moderator: Lori Thompson, Director of the Office of International Programs, SUNY
Jason Lane, Rockefeller Institute of Government - Presentation
Mitch Leventhal, Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs, SUNY
James Breece, Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, University of Maine System
Paul Primak, Director of International Programs, Oregon University System
This session reported the summary of small-group break-out sessions in which conference participants discussed several questions related to the conference theme.
Fabrice Hénard, IMHE, OECD, France
Lars Haikola, The University Chancellor, Swedish National Agency for Higher Education
Fabrice Hénard, Analyst, IMHE, OECD, France
Jason Lane, Rockefeller Institute of Government, SUNY, United States