Impact Talks Speaker Series
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Innovation in International Education
Friday, April 21, 2023
10 – 11:30 a.m.
University Center Theatre
The Office of the Provost is proud to offer another installment of its Impact Talks Speaker series featuring rector of LUISS University Andrea Prencipe and the Institute of International Education's (IIE) Sarah Ilchman who will discuss trends in international education and its resurgence post-COVID.
Prencipe will offer the perspective of an institution that has been at the forefront of international education since its founding and highlight recent and innovative multi-country degrees offered by LUISS in partnership with universities around the world.
Ilchman will examine the role IIE’s many programs have had in bringing people together and bridging multicultural understanding, peace, diplomacy and global development.
Following the presentation, lunch will be offered in the Patrick R. and Cathy O’Brien Gallery, located outside of the theatre.
About Andrea Prencipe
Andrea Prencipe is Professor of Organization and Innovation and has served as rector of LUISS University since 2018. Innovation is his preferred subject of research and teaching, as well as the principle inspiring his actions at LUISS. Under his academic leadership, LUISS University’s ultimate goals have been the enquiry-based educational approach (promoting students’ critical and creative thinking), multi- and inter-disciplinary degree programs, and internationalization.
After reading Economics and Business at the University of Chieti-Pescara G. d’Annunzio, Prencipe specialized in innovation studies and received an M.A. in Innovation Management from Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies, an M.Sc. in Technology and Innovation Management from SPRU (University of Sussex) and a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy Studies from SPRU. In 2016-2018, he served as Luiss’ deputy rector. Prior to that, he held academic positions at the University of Sussex, INSEAD and University G. d’Annunzio; was visiting professor at the Rotterdam School of Management and BI Norwegian Business School; and was honorary professor at the University of Sussex. He has been invited to speak and has taught courses on innovation at many international universities.
His works have been published on international journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Industrial and Corporate Change, Organization Science, California Management Review and with international publishers such as Oxford University Press. He sits on the editorial board of Organization Science, International Journal of Project Management, and Research Policy. His work frequently appears on national and international newspapers, such as Corriere della Sera, Sole 24 Ore, Financial Times.
About Sarah Ilchman
Sarah Ilchman, co-president at the IIE, advances the strategic excellence, relevance and impact of the Institute’s programmatic work across the world, including the implementation of the global Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs at IIE. Championing the organization and advocating its mission to internal and external stakeholders, Ilchman develops relationships with U.S. and foreign governments, higher education institutions, multi-lateral organizations and NGOs to promote access to opportunity, advance scholarship and build economies.
With nearly three decades of dedicated service to IIE, Ilchman has demonstrated an impressive record of impactful results in program management, inspiring ideas and innovation and strategic planning. Prior to becoming the first woman co-president of IIE, Ilchman was senior vice president overseeing the global Fulbright Student and Scholar Programs. Previously, Ilchman directed the Fulbright Foreign Student program after spending more than a decade leading programming with Africa, South and Central Asia and the Near East. Inducted as an inaugural member of the National Academy for International Education, the first learned society dedicated to international education, she also serves as an executive sponsor of IIE’s Leadership Academy and chairs the Institute-wide Emergency Management Task Force. Ilchman has presented on panels and led workshops in numerous countries on five continents.
Ilchman received her B.A. from Vassar College, has studied in the United Kingdom (at Oxford University) and in France, and holds a master’s degree in management with a concentration in nonprofit management from the New School for Social Research.