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Advancing International Relations through Partnerships

June 7, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT

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Session Recordings

Partnerships Rooted in an Ethical Framework: A Case Study and Insights from the Aga Khan University

– Farzana Karim-Haji, Director, University Partnerships, Aga Khan University

Evaluation of Partnerships: What’s Working and How Do You Know? An Open Discussion

Sarah Olson, Senior Coordinator for International Partnerships, Colorado State University

The Future of Partnerships in International Higher Education

– Dr. Cen Huang, Vice Provost and Associate Vice President (International), University of Alberta
– Dr. Cheryl Matherly, Vice President/Vice Provost for International Affairs, Lehigh University
– Dr. Joanna Regulska, Vice-Provost and Dean. Global Affairs, University of California, Davis

The EduPartner Forum, the first virtual event organized by the MoveON team and CBIE’s International Relations Professional Learning Committee (IR-PLC), will convene leaders in higher education international relations for a discourse on the role of partnerships in global engagement: What is their strategic value in a post-COVID world? When does a partnership make sense?  How can the value of partnerships be tracked? And what does a great partnership look like?

Join us on this inaugural EduPartner Forum on the 7 June 2021 to learn how your peers are tackling some of the most pressing challenges in building meaningful global engagement through partnerships.

Agenda – 7 June – 13:00-16:30 EDT

13:00 – 14:00 Partnerships Rooted in an Ethical Framework: A Case Study and Insights from the Aga Khan University (Hosted by the CBIE International Relations Professional Learning Community)
14:00 – 14:15 Break
14:15 – 15:15 Evaluation of partnerships. What’s working and how do you know? An open discussion
15:15 – 15:30 Break
15:30 – 16:30 The Future of Partnerships in International Higher Education

View the full program here: https://edudatasummit.com/edupartner-forum/

Partnerships Rooted in an Ethical Framework: A Case Study and Insights from the Aga Khan University

The CBIE International Relations Professional Learning Community is pleased to host a discussion on the ethics of partnerships by Farzana Karim-Haji, Director, University Partnerships Office, Aga Khan University.

Drawing on the case example of the Aga Khan University, this presentation will highlight the challenges and opportunities in developing partnerships rooted in an ethical framework. It will discuss how the Aga Khan University has approached North-South partnerships from practical and ethical perspectives, has engaged partners critically and has developed tools and best practices to build a stronger partnership narrative that is relevant, impactful and effective. Following the presentation, the IR PLC will guide the group through a series of questions that will help IR officers understand how we can approach partnerships differently.


Farzana Karim-Haji


University Partnerships Office

Farzana Karim-Haji joined the Aga Khan University (AKU) in 2001 to work on the strategic planning and development of AKU’s emerging international projects in Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Syria and Afghanistan. In 2006, she took on a new global role of establishing and developing AKU’s University Partnerships Office, responsible for the management, development and strengthening of academic partnerships with national and international Universities in collaboration with colleagues across AKU and the agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network. Her portfolio includes harnessing resources, implementing AKU’s global engagement strategy, institutional innovation, and the development of new partnership programmes and activities, a flagship initiative being, AKU’s international mobility platform.

Before joining AKU, Farzana worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), based in New York, as a policy specialist on international development issues, focused on poverty alleviation and gender development supporting UNDP offices in 166 countries. In addition, she has consulted for UN Women formerly UNIFEM, in the area of human rights and gender development.

Born and raised in Kenya, she received her BA in Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and her MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also completed a Post Graduate degree in Islamic Studies and the Humanities from the Institute of Ismaili Studies, including time at Cambridge University and the American University in Cairo.

Andrea Delgado Morrow

Andrea Delgado Morrow

Director, International Relations

University of Calgary

Co-Chair 2020-2022

Andrea Delgado Morrow is the director, international relations for the University of Calgary’s international office where she and the team are responsible for institutional partnerships and agreements. She holds an MA in intercultural and international communication from Royal Roads University. Andrea has over 15 years of experience working in post-secondary education.

This includes University of Calgary, regional manager (Asia Pacific) and associate faculty member at Royal Roads University and Mount Royal University (Faculty of Communication). Throughout her career Andrea has been active in the international education realm sitting on various committees and currently sits on the steering committee for the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s international relations professional learning community.

Janine Denis Gonzalez

Janine Denis Gonzalez

Partnership Development Specialist

University of Ottawa

Incoming Co-Chair 2021-2023

Janine Denis Gonzalez is the Partnership Development Specialist at the University of Ottawa. She is responsible for managing international partnerships that support institutional internationalization objectives. She also advises faculties on their international engagement initiatives and manages programs in strategic spheres.

Janine has diverse experience in the field of international education, having held roles in international relations, student mobility, recruitment, external relations and marketing.

She holds an MA in Multilingual Communication from the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium and a BSocSc (Hons) in International Studies and Modern Languages from the University of Ottawa, Canada.

She currently serves as a steering committee member of CBIE’s International Relations Professional Learning Committee.


June 7, 2021
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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