Senior International Leaders' Meeting

October 7 (Wed)

9:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Hong Kong Time GMT+8)    Time Zone Converter 

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This main Senior International Leaders’ Meeting features two components. 

The first part of the meeting is a 70-minute-panel which comprises three higher education experts from the Asia-Pacific region. Addressing the theme “Acting Together in the New Abnormal”, panelists will set out what they think are the critical challenges for research universities in the current crisis, followed by comments by discussants, moderated discussion and questions from participants.

The second part of the meeting is an APRU briefing comprises of presentations of what initiatives which we have taken together to meet the crisis and future plans. Members will have the opportunities to assess, share insights and suggest new ideas during the open discussion.


Cynthia Rose BAUTISTA

Vice President of Academic Affairs

University of the Philippines

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Kai-ming CHENG

Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Education

The University of Hong Kong 

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John Aubrey DOUGLASS

Senior Research Fellow

Center for Studies in Higher Education

Goldman School of Public Policy

University of California, Berkeley 

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Masahiko GEMMA 

Vice President for International Affairs

Waseda University

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Lisa (Xuemin) XU

Vice President for Education and International Affairs

Shanghai Jiao Tong University

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Panel Chair:

Victoria V. Panova

Vice-President for International Affairs

Far Eastern Federal University

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Meeting Host:

Katherine BELOV

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement)

The University of Sydney

Co-Chair, APRU International Policy Advisory Committee

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