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UMD hosts Universitas 21 Annual General Meeting

UMD hosts Universitas 21 Annual General Meeting

The University of Maryland hosted the 2019 Universitas 21 Annual General Meeting on April 30 through May 3, 2019, welcoming the presidents and senior administrators of 27 prominent universities from across six continents for meetings and events focused on how to improve cross-border collaboration and higher education.

UMD President Wallace D. Loh set the theme “Globalization, Isolationism, and the Response in Higher Education” to encourage conversations on how the international Universitas 21 (U21) network can collaborate to address the world's greatest global challenges. Nationalistic politics on the rise across the world at the very time that the challenges facing the planet are becoming increasingly urgent, UMD leaders said, escalating the need for international networks like U21 to expand their collaboration.


A full rundown of the events from the U21 meeting are available in this article from Maryland Today. Full videos of the keynotes and Presidential Symposium are available below.



U21 Presidential Symposium: Keynote address on May 2, 2019

Dr. Allan Goodman, president and CEO of the Institute of International Education presents “Haven’t We Seen This Movie Before?: How Isms Affect International Education”



U21 Presidential Symposium: Do Good Challenge Student Showcase on May 2, 2019

U21 Presidential Symposium: Case Studies on May 2, 2019
Keynote Address on May 3, 2019
Thomas Friedman presents "How to Thrive in our Age of Accelerations"