UC Davis Global Affairs dean joins National Academy for International Education
By Caleb Hampton, Davis Enterprise
Joanna Regulska, the vice provost and dean of Global Affairs at UC Davis, is among 23 international educators inducted this spring into the inaugural class of the National Academy for International Education, an honorary society and think tank charged with shaping the future of international education.
As part of the academy’s inaugural class, Regulska will help establish the group’s organizational structure and advance its mission of “reducing inequalities in and through international education,” the Institute of International Education, which formed the academy, said in a press release.
“The National Academy for International Education provides a critical space for some of the most accomplished international education professionals to work together on pressing issues for our field,” said Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of IIE. “The Academy recognizes these distinguished individuals and the role they play in shaping our world.”
The academy comprises distinguished leaders from countries around the world, including Australia, Canada, China, Ghana, Japan, Taiwan and the United States, who “represent the core tenets of the academy including diversity of perspectives and a commitment to equity, collaboration and pushing the boundaries of knowledge,” IIE said in its press release.
Regulska, who is also a professor of gender, sexuality and women’s studies at UC Davis, was among a smaller group of seven international leaders who formed the academy’s initial framework.
“I am truly honored to be a part of launching this National Academy for International Education with colleagues at IIE and around the world,” Regulska said in a press release. “It is critical we acknowledge and address global challenges and work to eradicate racism, xenophobia, sexism, and other global inequalities within our field.”
She will lead a group within the academy that will focus on several questions: “How can global learning address inequalities? What is missing from our conversation so far, but is critical to global learning? How do we immerse students in deeper global engagement and achieve true exposure to the world, including by using technology?”