Plenary Keynote Speakers
Adam Weinberg, President of Denison University and former CEO of World Learning. https://denison.edu/campus/president/adam-s-weinberg
Adam Weinberg joined Denison University as its 20th president on July 1, 2013. He previously served as president and CEO of World Learning, one of the premier international education, exchange and development organizations. World Learning works with young people from more than 140 countries, helping them develop the ability to address critical global issues. Previously, he was vice president and dean of the college at Colgate University, where he was a member of the sociology department for more than a decade. At Colgate, he gained national prominence for his work on increasing the level of civic engagement at colleges and universities. He also founded a number of organizations, including the Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE) and the Partnership for Community Development.
Dr. Weinberg’s Bowdoin College, graduating magna cum laude. He studied at Cambridge University before earning his master’s and doctoral degrees in sociology from Northwestern University. He has co-authored two books, Urban Recycling and the Search for Sustainable Development and Local Environmental Struggles, and currently is writing a book on the relationship between higher education and civil society. He also has published articles in The Washington Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Peer Review and a range of academic journals.
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and of the Higher Education Working Group on Global Issues, and has served on a variety of national and local boards including the Alliance for International Education and Cultural Exchange, the Talloires Network, InterAction and Vermont Campus Compact.
Dr. Jane Edwards, Dean of International and Professional Experience; Senior Associate Dean, Yale College, Yale University
Tamar (Timi) Mayer, Middlebury College Director of the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs (RCGA)