The 2019 AFS Global Conference will mobilize educators, non-profits, businesses, governments, faith and youth leaders to move beyond theoretical and ideological debates in order to find common ground and work together to integrate global competence into formal, non-formal and informal education for learners of all ages.

The line-up of speakers who will address key questions around what will it take to empower more active global citizens everywhere is filling up with some amazing names who guarantee lots of learning, networking and strategic new ideas. Meet one of them:


Vishakha N. Desai currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees of AFS Intercultural Programs. She is Senior Advisor for Global Affairs to the President of Columbia University and Senior Research Scholar at its School of International and Public Affairs, where she focuses on innovative approaches to understanding the relationship between culture and foreign policy in Asia. From 1990 through 2012, she served in various capacities at the Asia Society, ranging from being Director of its museum to being the President and CEO of the organization from 2004.


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