Global Education for a Global World


Education systems worldwide are striving not only to overcome achievement gaps but also to teach critical knowledge and skills to prepare students for work, life, and citizenship in a global 21st century. What knowledge and skills must students develop to be successful in an interconnected world? What do employers look for in hiring in this global environment? What are the different educational strategies being employed to meet these challenges? How can educational technologies help bridge the gap and how are they balanced and combined with instructional strategies? 

Using Shanghai and its remarkable accomplishments as a case study, the Asia Society brings together thought leaders in education, business, academia, and government to deliberate on the skills students need in today’s global environment and how best to provide them. The event is being held in conjunction with Asia Society Northern California's 11th Annual Dinner on May 12, Education in a Global Era: The U.S.-Asia Connection. 

This program is produced in conjunction with the Asia Society's Education department. The department's mission is to develop students' and young leaders' global competence as the foundation for understanding between people in the Asia Pacific region and throughout the world. For more, please visit


12:30 – 1:00 p.m Registration

1:00 – 1:10 pm Introduction: Jack Wadsworth, Advisory Director, Morgan Stanley

1:10 – 1:30 pm Keynote: Dr. Minxuan Zhang, President, Shanghai Normal University; Director, Center of International Education Study and Consultation, Ministry of Education, China

1:30 – 1:50 pm Keynote: Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development for California Community Colleges

2:00 – 3:15 pm Panel: Providing Quality Global Education for All


Tony Jackson, Vice President for Education, Asia Society
Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-founder, Teach For All
Carola McGiffert, President, 100,000 Strong Foundation
Van Ton-Quinlivan, Vice Chancellor of Workforce and Economic Development for California Community Colleges 
Minxuan Zhang, President Shanghai Normal University

3:15 - 4:00 p.m Reception 

Conference Sponsor

Promotional Co-sponsors:

Chinese American International School, Chinese Culture CenterChinese Language Teachers Association of California, Committee of 100Crystal Springs Uplands School, International School of the Peninsula, JET Alumni Association of Northern California, Mandarin Institute1990 Institute, 100,000 Strong Foundation, National Center for K-16 Chinese Language Pedagogy at UC Berkeley, Mandarin InstituteNew Tech NetworkTeach For All, Teach For China, World Savvy

Event Details

Mon 12 May 2014
1 - 3:30 p.m.
ASNC, Bechtel Conference Center, 500 Washington Street, San Francisco
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$10 Asia Society Members/Co-Sponsor Members/Students, $15 Non-Members
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