Thursday Postcard from the NAFSA 2009 Annual Conference

May 29, 2009

By Jordan Wait

Thursday’s plenary featured Gillian Sorensen, senior adviser and national advocate for the United Nations Foundation. Sorensen focuses on strengthening relations between the UN and the United States and travels widely, educating Americans about the work of the United Nations and fostering public-private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems.

Sanford Ungar, president of Goucher College, keynoted the Liberal Arts Colleges Luncheon, and Dr. Jack Scott, chancellor of the California Community College System, gave the keynote at the Two-Year Institutions Luncheon.

In the evening, conference-goers enjoyed a reception and book signing with Victor Villaseñor, author of Crazy Loco Love; celebrated the closing of the NAFSA film series with a screening of The Runner starring Madjid Niroumand, a NAFSA member and director of the International Center at Orange Coast College; and had the chance to attend a private tour of the GRAMMY® museum.

Gillian Sorensen at NAFSA 2009

Gillian Sorensen, senior adviser, United Nations foundation, spoke to NAFSAns at NAFSA's 61st Annual Conference. For NAFSA members and exhibitors, the NAFSA conference is a great opportunity to meet partners and share latest needs, programs, and services.

Sanford Unger speaking to NAFSA's liberal arts college members

Sanford Unger, president of Goucher College, one of the winners of NAFSA's Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization in 2008, spoke to NAFSA's liberal arts college members.

Dr. Jack Scott speaking to NAFSA community college members

Dr. Jack Scott and members of NAFSA's Community college members

Dr. Jack Scott, chancellor of the California Community College System, spoke to NAFSA's Community college members on how the present economic climate is impacting the focus of community colleges.


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