FAUBAI 2021 Conference

FAUBAI 2021 Virtual Conference Speakers

Reflecting on Journeys

Tuesday,  April 27th,  11:00 am-12:30 pm (Brazilian Time Zone | BRT UTC-3)

Monica Salmaso has won prizes for best singer in Brazil (1999, 2012, 2017). Exuding the Brazilian lyrical soul, Salmaso’s music is a place where the folk and urban music meet with Baden Powell, Viníciusde Moraes, Tom Jobim, Chico Buarque, Guinga, Paulo César Pinheiro. During the covid-19 pandemic she has developed a project called Ô de Casas (“Hey, is anybody home?”) with videos meeting a large number of Brazilian and some Latin American musicians and composers.

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Monica Salmaso
Brazilian Singer

Reflecting on Belongings

Thursday, April 29th, 11:00 am-12:30 pm (Brazilian Time Zone | BRT UTC-3)

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Preto Zezé
President of Central Única das Favelas – CUFA

Preto Zezé, former car washer on the streets of Fortaleza, Brazil, is the National President of Central Única das Favelas (CUFA). He is also an entrepreneur; cultural producer; writer and author of “A Selva da Pedra: a Fortaleza Noiada” (2014) and “Das Quadras Para o Mundo” (2019); and consultant for government and private enterprises. Preto Zezé is also the CEO and founder of Social Innovation Laboratory (LIS). He is an activist for positive change in favelas, hoping to transform stigma into charisma, and challenges into opportunities. Preto Zezé is a planning specialist; he holds a master in handling his own on the playing field; a doctorate in Brazilian streets; and a postdoc in establishing powerful connections and sharing opportunities.

Getting together on Exchange

Tuesday, April 27th, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm (Brazilian Time Zone | BRT UTC-3)

Stephanie Doscher, Ed.D., is Director of Florida International University’s Office of Global Learning Initiatives and is co-author of Making Global Learning Universal: Promoting Inclusion and Success for All Students (Stylus & NAFSA, 2018), a comprehensive handbook for engaging all undergraduates in collaborative global problem solving with diverse others. She hosts the Making Global Learning Universal Podcast and leads FIU’s Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) initiative.

Stephanie Doscher
Director of Global Learning Initiatives, FIU

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Valeria Pattacini
Director of the International Relations Office, UNSAM

Valeria Pattacini is an Associate Professor and Director of the International Relations Office at Universidad Nacionalde San Martín, Argentina. She is Executive Secretary of International Affairs of the Network of the National University Council of Argentina (REDCIUN-CIN). Pattacini worked for 20+ years in the public sector, particularly in the field of international educational cooperation. She holds a MA in Public Policy and Development, Georgetown University, USA.

Sandra Almeida is the Rector of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais and was Vice-Rector of the Institution from 2014 to 2018 and Director of International Relations from 2002 to 2006. Full professor in the area of literary studies at the Faculty of Languages (Letras), she is also a CNPq C1 researcher. Graduated in Languages from UFMG, she holds a master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (USA), with a postdoctoral degree in comparative literature from Columbia University (USA) and the UFSC. Sandra Almeida works in the areas of comparative literature and English language literature, cultural studies, feminist criticism, and gender studies

Sandra Almeida
Rector, UFMG

Getting together on Glocal

Thursday, April 29th, 4:00 pm-5:30 pm (Brazilian Time Zone | BRT UTC-3)

Hilligje van’t Land is Secretary General of the International Association of Universities (IAU). Educated in France, the Netherlands and Canada, she obtained her PhD in comparative francophone literature, and pursued a research carried in Canada and later France. Today, she serves the global higher education community as Secretary General of IAU, only global association of the kind.

Hilligje van’t Land
Secretary General, IAU

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Daniel Amgarten
co-founder and CEO of campus b

Daniel Amgarten is co-founder and CEO of campus b, an international education organization based in Brazil. He is also a co-founder of the Global Learning Collective. Amgarten is a big dreamer and believes international education can open people’s minds and make them more tolerant, empathic, and more prepared to face global issues. He holds a bachelor’s degree in tourism at the University of Sao Paulo and is currently a master’s student in Education Entrepreneurship at Oulu University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

Darryn Russell has been the Māori Community Officer with the Inland Revenue Department focusing on Ngāi Tahu and rūnanga development. He held the position of Director, Māori Development at the University of Otago. He is Amokapua Pākākano | Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori, Pacific & Equity, coordinating and implementing strategy development for Māori, Pacific and a focus of equity, diversity and inclusiveness at Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury.

Darryn Russell
Assistant Vice-Chancellor Māori,
Pacific & Equity, University of