July 24, 2020
3:00pm to 4:00pm

A panel discussion as part of the Beyond the Horizon summit, on education and the future of U.S. global competitiveness.

Education has the power not only to shape a student's potential and life outcomes within their own country, but also to influence their ability to engage with the rest of the world. The U.S. education system has a direct impact on the success of future generations of leaders and the United States' ability to be competitive on the world stage. This session will explore how U.S. education needs to progress, both to invest more equitably in the lives of its citizens and to meet the evolving challenges of a globalized world.

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Dr. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas

Dr. Zhao's works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books, including Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: Correcting Top 5 Ed Tech Mistakes (2015), Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World (2014), and Catching Up or Leading the Way: American Education in the Age of Globalization (2009). Read more.

Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute

Dr. Darling-Hammond is the Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University where she founded the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education and served as the faculty sponsor of the Stanford Teacher Education Program. In 2006, Darling-Hammond was named one of the nation’s ten most influential people affecting educational policy. In 2008, she served as the leader of President Barack Obama’s education policy transition team. Read more.


Ayanna Brady, Senior Client Manager, IDP Education Ltd.

Ayanna Brady is the client relations manager at IDP Education Ltd. Ayanna is active in the international education community and regularly presents at international conferences delivering insights on market research, globalization, and student mobility. Read more.

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