Prof. Samir Amin, Director of the Third World Forum (TWF) based in Dakar (Senegal) and the President of the World Forum for Alternatives (WFA)
"The Question of Education, Science and Technology in the Contemporary Time: On the Theory of Cognitive Capitalism" - Keynote Address – Tuesday, March 10 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Delivered through web-conferencing
Prof. Gloria Ladson-Billings, Kellner Family Endowed Professor in Urban Education. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Past President, AERA
Kneller Lecture Speaker, "A World of Difference? Toward a Humanistic Education for All Children" – Wednesday, March 11 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Prof. Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Director, Science, Technology, Globalization, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
"Ali A. Mazrui’s Global Legacy" – Tuesday, March 10 at 4:45 p.m.
Prof. Risa L. Lieberwitz, Professor of Labor and Employment Law, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, General Counsel AAUP
Invited Presidential Lecture – "The 'Corporatization' of the University: Threats to Principles and Practice of Academic Freedom" – Wednesday, March 11 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Hugh McLean, Director, Open Society Foundations Education Support Programme
Cinematic Spaces of Education Festivalette – Sunday, March 8 to Thursday, March 12
Patricia Fae Ho, AAUW President
International Women's Day Panelist - Sunday, March 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Prof. Karen Mundy, CIES President, Professor of International and Comparative Education, University of Toronto (on leave) and the Chief Technical Officer and Director of Strategy, Policy and Performance for the Global Partnership for Education
Presidential Address – "Leaning in on Education for All" – Wednesday, March 11 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dr. (M.D.) Mae Jemison – first African American woman in space, NASA's first Science Mission Specialist performing experiments in material science, life science and human adaptation to weightlessness. Founder and President of two medical technology companies, advocate for girls in STEM fields.
International Women's Day Keynote Address – "Exploring the Frontiers of Science and Human Potential" – Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
Prof. Yusef Waghid, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy of Education, Stellenbosch University (South Africa)
Carnegie Lecture Speaker (plenary session) – "On the Potentiality of Ubuntu to Disrupt Inhumanity" – Monday, March 9 at 6:45 p.m. Sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Prof. Gretchen Ritter, The Harold Tanner Dean, Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences
Welcoming Remarks – Monday, March 9, at 6:45 p.m.
Prof. Andreas M. Kazamias, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin -Madison and the University of Athens (Greece). Past President, CIES
Invited Presidential Lecture – "The Owl of Minerva: History, Humanism and Wisdom in Comparative Education" – Tuesday, March 10 from 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Prof. Mĩcere Gĩthae Mũgo, Meredith Professor For Teaching Excellence
Performance: "Women, Resistance and the Power of Self-naming through the art of Poetry" – Sunday, March 8 at 7 p.m.
Prof. Sam Kelley, Distinguished Service Professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) College at Cortland
Performance: "I Have A Dream: Saving America From Itself" – Monday, March 9 at 6:45 p.m.
Prof. Yi Hu, Senior Lecturer and core faculty in the Department of Music at the Professional Arts Institute of Hubei, China
Performances: “Celebrating humankind’s peaceful and harmonious existence with beautiful nature 欢庆人类与美丽的大自然和谐相处" and “Celebrating humankind’s struggle for freedom, equality and a humanist society 纪念人类与旧传统博斗的精神 - 争取自由，平等和理想中的人文社会"