Speaking Engagements

Virtual Events (2020)

Invited panelist, First- and second-generation immigrant students in higher education. Organized by the Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration and the Migration Policy Institute, October 2020.

Invited panelist, Building a strategic vision for the next generation: the role of data, design thinking, and strategic planning in international education, Gateway Leadership Institute, October 2020.

Panelist and Chair, Staying resilient, looking ahead: COVID-19’s influence on Indian and Nepalese students’ views on education and careers, IC3 Institute, September 2020.

Invited panelist, Internationalization and entry of foreign institutions in India, O.P. Jindal Global University, September 2020.

Invited panelist, The Evolving Role of Employers in Dealing with the Needs of Working Parents, Global Talent Summit organized by Diplomatic Courier and Minerva, September 2020.

Chair and moderator, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Transformational Training Week comprising 5 sessions on education with a total of 103,500 views by school leaders and teachers in attendance from India and other countries, August 2020.

Panelist and Chair, Indian students, global choices: Where do we currently stand? IC3 Institute, April 2020.

Invited panelist, AIEA Town Hall: How international education can contribute to racial and social justice, June 2020.

Invited panelist, Center for Studies in Higher Education, University of California, Berkeley: COVID-19: The end or revival of international higher education? May, 2020

Invited panelist, Times of India Mission Admission:  Options for Indian students seeking an international education. May 2020.

In-person events

Panelist, Access to quality: how higher education competes for talent, WISE Summit, Doha, Nov. 19-21, 2019.

Invited speaker, Careers 2040: Learning in the new age, IC3 Presidential Forum, August 2019.

Invited speaker, Indiana University Roundtable on Global Student Mobility: Navigating a Changing Landscape, Bloomington, Indiana, May 2019.

Plenary speaker, Pathways and Trends for Global Education, 2019 National Chinese Language Conference, organized by the Asia Society and the College Board, San Diego, May 2019.

Invited speaker, panel on International Students and Global STEM Talent: Implications for Science and Innovation, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Policy Forum, Washington DC, May 2019.

Keynote panel, National Science Foundation (NSF) Workshop on International Center-Level Collaborations to Enhance Research and Workforce Development, Washington DC, April 2019.

Invited speaker, International students: Institutional strategies in difficult times. American Council on Education (ACE) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, March 2019.

Invited speaker, Global academic mobility and knowledge flows: Megatrends, challenges and opportunities, National Science Foundation (NSF) Distinguished Speaker Series, Washington, DC, Dec. 2018.

Invited speaker, Symposium on Intelligent Internationalization: The shape of things to come. Boston College Center for International Higher Education, Boston, Nov. 2018.

Panelist, launch of the 2018 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report, United Nations, New York City, Nov. 2018.

Invited speaker, Trusting numbers: How reliable is data for education? WISE@NY, New York City, Sep. 2018.

Invited speaker, Significance of research and development to U.S.-India trade relations, U.S.-India Knowledge Exchange organized by Sannam S4 and the U.S.-India Strategic Partnerships Forum, Washington DC, June 2018.

Keynote address, Megatrends in global higher education, College Board India Global Higher Education Alliance, Global Launch Event, New Delhi, India, May 2018.

Invited speaker, Research, Evaluation and Learning Summit, Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, Washington DC, Feb. 2018

Panelist, Economic impacts of international exchange: a Capitol Hill briefing on trends in student mobility. IIE Washington Forum and the House International Exchange Caucus, Washington DC, Jan. 2018.

Panelist, International Students and Temporary Skilled Workers: Comparing data from around the globe. OECD International Forum on Migration Statistics, Paris, Jan. 2018.

Invited speaker, Internationalization 2.0: Access and equity for all. Conference of the Americas in International Education, Montreal, Canada, Oct. 2017.

Invited speaker, panel on Partnerships for Peace and Prosperity: Collaborating with Fragile States, Time Higher Ed World Academic Summit, London, Sep. 2017.

Panelist, Global Talent: Dispersing the Equity, British Council’s Going Global Conference, London, May 2017.

Invited speaker, Cross-border higher education, SIU-AIU Conference on Internationalization of Higher Education, Symbiosis University, Pune, India, April 2017.

Participant, Global Dialogue on International Higher Education, Mazatlan, Mexico, Jan, 2017.

Literary events & activities

Moderator, panel on Historical Fiction: Shared Histories, Modern Interpretations, Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) Literary Festival, New York City, 2015.

Moderator, panel on Fiction, Indo-American Arts Council Literary Festival, New York City, 2014.

Panelist, Unpacking the Empire: Colonial Histories and Modern Interpretations. Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) Literary Festival, New York City, 2014.

Member of organizing committee, inaugural Indo-American Arts Council (IAAC) Literary Festival, 2014

Book reading, The Raj on the Move: Story of the Dak Bungalow. Institute of International Education, New York, April 2013

Book launch & reading, The Raj on the Move: Story of the Dak Bungalow. CMYK Bookstore, New Delhi, India, January 2013

Book launch & reading, The Raj on the Move: Story of the Dak Bungalow. Indo-American Arts Council/Laila Heller Gallery, New York City, December 2012

Radio show: Interview with Purvi Shah on A Woman’s World, April 2013

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