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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ms Kristin Gutekunst
UN SDG ACTION CAMPAIGN
Executive Producer, United Nations Virtual Reality, New Media & Immersive Content
United States of America
Domains of expertise
Challenge based learning

Biography
Kristin is an Executive Producer for the UN SDG Action Campaign, responsible for curating and implementing the campaign’s storytelling portfolio – including UN Virtual Reality, new media and immersive content. Kristin has extensive experience in campaigning for development, particularly with grassroots mobilization, youth engagement, innovative communications, and the creation of high-level advocacy strategies. She was the MY World Assistant Project Manager with the campaign's former identity, the UN Millennium Campaign. Prior to the Campaign she worked with UNICEF’s global HIV/AIDS Campaign and as a teacher in multiple countries. She has a Masters in Development, Management and Policy from Georgetown University and the University of San Martin in Buenos Aires, and a BA in English and Spanish Literature from Fordham University, Rose Hill in New York City.

Mr. Willis Goldbeck
SELF EMPLOYED EDUCATION CONSULTANT
consultant, teacher
United States of America

Biography
WILLIS B. GOLDBECK Futurist, Educator, Social and Economic Policy Consultant Current work developing and establishing Foresight Education programs focused on the K-12 community in the US, and internationally through the US State Department’s Office of Overseas Schools has evolved from decades of teaching and coaching; Journalism (TIME Magazine, Amsterdam News, O’Globo); Public Service US Department of Housing and Urban Development, UN/World Health Organization, European Union Telecommunication Directorate, US Army nuclear weapons code and crypto team, Boards of the National Mental Health Association, Washington Hospital Center, Institute for Alternative Futures, La Jolla Country Day School, National Rehabilitation Hospital, National PTA, Koop National Health Awards, and the Esalen Institute Soviet-American Exchange. Additional years were devoted to founding, establishing and running the Washington Business Group on Health and its many spin-off organizations such as the National Association of Health Data Organizations; Business & Health Magazine; National Business Coalition on Health, five national research organizations and some 30 other state, regional and metropolitan business and health associations. Other significant assignments have been with the US House Banking and Currency Committee; US Senate Committ4e on Aging; US Bicentennial (Departments of Labor and Commerce); UN Conference on Human Settlements; White House Conference on Balanced National Growth and Economic Development; American Arbitration Association; White House Conference on Aging; European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions; Belgian Ministry of Health; Dr. Jonas Salk; National Dialogue on Cancer; Pasteur Institute; Brazilian National Housing Bank; UCB Belgium; Clinton White House National Service program development; University of Leuven; and numerous corporations.
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Dr. Allan Goodman
INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (IIE)
President & CEO
United States of America

Biography
Allan E. Goodman President and CEO Institute of International Education Dr. Allan E. Goodman is the sixth President of IIE, the leading not-for-profit organization in the field of international educational exchange and development training. IIE conducts research on international academic mobility and administers the Fulbright program sponsored by the United States Department of State, as well as over 200 other corporate, government and privately-sponsored programs. Previously, he was Executive Dean of the School of Foreign Service and Professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of books on international affairs published by Harvard, Princeton and Yale University Presses.Dr. Goodman served as Presidential Briefing Coordinator for the Director of Central Intelligence and as Special Assistant to the Director of the National Foreign Assessment Center in the Carter Administration. Subsequently, he was the first American professor to lecture at the Foreign Affairs College of Beijing, helped create the first U.S. academic exchange program with the Moscow Diplomatic Academy for the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, and developed the diplomatic training program of the Foreign Ministry of Vietnam. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a founding member of the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Co-President of the Partner University Fund (PUF) Grant Review Committee, and a member of the Jefferson Scholarship selection panel.He also serves on the Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees of the Education Above All Foundation. Dr. Goodman has a Ph.D. in Government from Harvard, an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government and a B.S. from Northwestern University. He was awarded the inaugural Gilbert Medal for Internationalization by Universitas 21.


Professor Andrew Hargreaves
BOSTON COLLEGE, LYNCH SCHOOL OF EDUCATION
Professor
United States of America

Biography
Andy Hargreaves is the Brennan Chair in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and Distinguished Visiting Professor at Hong Kong University. He is President of the International Congress of School Effectiveness and Improvement, Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Professional Capital and Community, and Adviser in Education to the Premier of Ontario and the First Minister of Scotland. Andy Hargreaves has made foundational theoretical and empirical contributions to understandings of teaching and teacher development – including the emotions of teaching and the idea of professional capital, global movements of educational change, and the importance and influence of sustainable and uplifting leadership. Andy’s Outstanding Writing Awards include the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education for Professional Capital (with Michael Fullan), as well as awards from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the American Educational Research Association, the American Libraries Association and the International Leadership Association. He has been honored with the 2016 Horace Mann Award in the US and the Robert Owen Award in Scotland for services to public education. He has been ranked by Education Week in the top 10 scholars with most influence on US education policy debate. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates from the University of Uppsala and Hong Kong Education University. In 2015, Boston College gave him its Excellence in Teaching with Technology Award. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Ms Marcela Gutierrez
WORLD BANK
Research Analyst
United States of America
Mr. Kevin Hatcher
COURSERA
Lead, Government Partnerships 
United States of America

Biography
Kevin Hatcher is a business development and strategic partnerships professional working to find sustainable business solutions for improving access to education and opportunities for underserved communities. Kevin currently leads Coursera's work to partner with US governments to do career-development at scale for the unemployed/underemployed. Prior to joining Coursera in 2015, Kevin served as the Director of partnerships for TFA Detroit (Go Detroit!) where he worked with K-12 district leaders to improve their teacher-talent pipeline.
Ms Paula Hentz
STETSON UNIVERSITY
Director of International Learning
United States of America



Biography
Paula Hentz is the Director of International Learning at Stetson University in Florida, USA. As director, she provides oversight for international learning initiatives and manages international partnerships for the main campus in DeLand, Florida.

Mrs Wanny Hersey
BULLIS CHARTER SCHOOL
Founding Superintendent
United States of America
Domains of expertise
Design Thinking & Project Based Learning
Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics (STEAM)



Biography
Wanny Hersey, Founder and Superintendent of Bullis Charter School, has been dedicated to transforming public education for over 30 years. Since opening its doors fourteen years ago, BCS has been twice named a California Distinguished School, a 2014 Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School, and was recently designated a 2016 CA Gold Ribbon School. As part of the Stanford University's dschool "home team", the BCS program is renowned for its integration of the design-thinking project-based learning processes, a MakerSpace, and a Fablab program into a school-wide STEAM curriculum. BCS is a national Future Ready, a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified, and a Biliteracy/Bilingual Pathways Award school. In 2016, BCS was honored to be designated an Exemplar School by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning. With the adoption of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the BCS program delivers on its commitment to cultivating global citizens who will make a positive difference in the world. This year, as part of the #Decarbonize: Decolonize initiative, BCS will be the only school in the US to join with 19 other schools from 18 different countries, representing the largest synthesis of youth research, to present a white paper, with recommended policy and action on Climate Change, to the assembly at the COP23 conference. Prior to starting BCS, Wanny was the Principal of Bel Aire School in Tiburon, where her reform efforts also elevated that school to California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon statuses. Bel Aire was one of twelve schools in the country to be named a National Blue Ribbon Technology School for its innovative educational technology integration and staff development models. Wanny was one of the administrators in the founding of Jefferson Middle School in San Gabriel, transforming a traditional junior high into an award-winning middle school where over 70% of its student body, comprised of 75% English Language Learners, was engaged in the performing arts within its first two years. Wanny’s career in public education includes teaching and administrative experience spanning elementary, middle, and high schools. Her initiatives have been highlighted in publications including Forbes, National Association of Elementary School Principals, EdSurge, and most recently, the Bank Street College’s Sustainable Funding Project’s report on BCS’s Associate Teacher Program entitled “Investing in Residencies, Improving Schools: How Principals Can Fund Better Teaching & Learning.” Wanny presently serves as a member of the P21 national Speakers’ Bureau, on the Advisory Board of Edleader21 PLC, and as an Education Advisor for Reach Capital. Wanny is a frequent contributor to educational panels, conferences, and trainings in the U.S. and abroad. https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-05-15-how-design-thinking-builds-empathy-gives-purpose-and-honors-educators https://www.forbes.com/sites/victorhwang/2013/08/07/how-does-silicon-valley-teach-its-children-with-a-fablab/#4c8553851d68
Ms Lila Igram
CONNECTHER
Founder
United States of America
Domains of expertise
Advancing Women and Girls
Youth Activism
Social Entrepreneurship



Biography
Lila put together a bootstrapping team to launch Connecther.org, a global communication and crowd-funding platform focused on advancing women and girls globally. ConnectHer provides a diverse communication platform, including the Girls Impact the World (GITW) Film Festival, to spotlight critical issues facing women and girls throughout the world. Judges include Eloise DeJoria, Nikki Reed (Twilight), Ian Somerhalder (Vampire Diaries), Zainab Salbi (Women for Women), Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and many others. Prior to that, Lila worked for FLOW, a nonprofit started by John Mackey (founder of Whole Foods) and Michael Strong which advocates Conscious Capitalism. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family led to Lila co-founding her first company in 2004, a t-shirt company which advocated for immigrant rights. Lila was born and grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa. She has traveled extensively in the Middle East, South America, Africa and Europe -- living in Cairo, Egypt for one year



Ms Hiba Ismeail
ICF INTERNATIONAL
Senior Instructional Designer
United States of America

Biography
I am an instructional designer with nine years of professional experience specializing in curriculum development, instructional design, and eLearning. I have worked at several large private sector companies such as HP Enterprise Services (2 years), Booz Allen Hamilton (~5 years), and SAIC (2 years) supporting federal, defense, and corporate environments. Currently, I am a Senior Instructional Designer at ICF International, designing and developing online trainings in support of the Office of Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC). I hold a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Curriculum and Instruction, with a concentration in Instructional Design and Technology, from George Mason University.
Dr. David Kagulu-Kalemna
ENDEAVOR GLOBAL
Education Manager
United States of America



Biography
David joined Endeavor in October 2015 as an Associate on the Entrepreneur Selection & Growth team. Prior to Endeavor, David worked for Social Enterprise @ Goizueta, a social entrepreneurship center at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in Atlanta. While there, he helped run an accelerator program that helped metro Atlanta entrepreneurs start businesses and access early-stage debt capital. David graduated cum laude from Amherst College in 2014 with a B.A. in Sociology. At Amherst, David was a senior captain and four-year member of the men’s basketball team, which won a National Championship in 2013. In college, David spent a summer interning for the World Trade Organization’s Uganda Mission in Geneva, Switzerland, where he deepened his interest in economic development and supporting emerging markets.
Mr. Raul Gutierrez
TINYBOP: TOYS FOR TOMORROW
CEO & Founder
United States of America
Domains of expertise
Early Childhood and Primary Education
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)
Soft skills

Centres of interest
Education Technologies
Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)


Biography
Raul is the Founder and CEO of Tinybop Inc., a leading provider of STEM software for children worldwide.
Mr. Nelson Gonzalez
AGILE SCHOOLS
Director
United States of America
Domains of expertise
Professional Development / HR / Employment
Teacher's Training and Management

Centres of interest
Innovation in education
Teaching and teachers professional development


Biography
Nelson González works with senior leaders in private and public sector institutions to design and implement strategies that leverage capital and technology for sustainable social impact, at scale. He is expert in innovation methods, social impact investing, organizational and network strategy, business and partnership development, technology strategy and product development, facilitation, writing, and public speaking. Nelson is Director of Agile Schools, a global initiative to scale student-centered, rapid cycle improvement-focused, radical collaboration-based teacher learning. Agile Achools has facilitated thousands of teacher-led learning sprints around the world. Nelson co-founded Declara, a Silicon Valley venture-backed artificial intelligence-enabled social learning company that develops technologies being used globally for professional development and innovation in education and public health. A recent Chan Zuckerberg Initiative grant has made Declara one of the world's leading AI-enhanced adult learning platforms. Nelson was Chief Strategy Officer of the Stupski Foundation, where he helped create a national innovation initiative to scale personalized learning through public education systems. With the White House, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Carnegie Corporation and Hewlett Foundation, he facilitated a network of schools, districts, and states education offices in an innovation process to design new systems of personalized public education. He was Founder/CEO of Advent Strategy, a global social impact innovation strategy firm, where he led dozens of engagements with global corporate, media, international development, education, and philanthropic institutions. There, he advised the Colombian President and Minister of Technology on national innovation strategy; developed investment portfolios for dozens of family offices, foundations, and social impact funds; and advised Board and CEOs of leading global social impact institutions working in media, public health, K12/higher education, and international development. Nelson was Director of the Royal Institution World Science Assembly, a global initiative on pandemic preparedness that engaged pharmaceuticals, the UN, ministries of health, and the media on vaccine development innovation and disease surveillance. He managed the campaign of Afghan Finance Minister, Ashraf Ghani, current President of Afghanistan, for UN Secretary General, and began his career as an Associate at the Ulanov Partnership, Analyst at Booz Allen, and Consultant at the British Royal Household, through his work for the Revd. Dr. John R.W. Stott. Nelson has served on the Boards of Directors of Grantmakers for Education; Boundless, a social impact innovation platform; Growth Sector, a leading workforce development organization; and StartOut, a national organization that fosters LGBT entrepreneurs. He served on the Advisory Boards for the Burberry Foundation on innovation and design thinking for education and youth development, and the NYC iZone on research for learning innovation. He was in the doctoral program at the London School of Economics, and was tutored at Oxford University. He graduated from Amherst College with high honors. He has been a Fellow at Columbia, NYU, and Leuven. A native Colombian, he is also fluent in Spanish and French.

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