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2019 Leaders Program

June 17-21, 2019

The Center for School Leadership Development

CEU / PDCH offered

Today’s globally connected world requires that we prepare students to become globally competent citizens who are able to work collaboratively across cultures. World View’s Global Education Leaders Program, held in Chapel Hill, brings together current and aspiring leaders from K-12 schools, districts and community colleges. Together we will examine global issues that impact students and their communities. Participants are led by expert university faculty as they engage in dialogue about key global topics and explore leadership strategies to support global education initiatives in classrooms, schools and campuses.

Schedule  |  Speakers  |  Program Material  |  Lodging & Directions


8:00 a.m. Registration and Check-In
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Carol Tresolini, Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives, UNC-Chapel Hill
10:15 a.m. Engaging Globalism and Working Across Cultures

Tim Flood, Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Embracing the Cultural Dimensions of Globalism

Tim Flood, Associate Professor of Management and Corporate Communication, Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC-Chapel Hill
3:15 p.m. Break and Global Game
3:30 p.m. NC-Moldova Bilateral School Partnership

Eboné Lockett, High School English Teacher, Cato Middle College High School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
4:00 p.m. Creating the Vision

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
5:00 p.m. Adjourn for Group Dinner
8:00 a.m. Learning Conversations

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
8:30 a.m. UNESCO Intercultural Competency Training

Darla Deardorff, Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators
10:30 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m. The Pathology of Cuba in American History

Louis A. Pérez Jr., Director and Professor of History, Institute for the Study of the Americas, UNC-Chapel Hill
11:45 a.m. Global Game
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Relating to the Environment Through Chinese Literature, Film and Art

Robin Visser, Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Asian Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:15 p.m. Europe

Layna Mosley, Professor of Political Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
3:15 p.m. Break
3:30 p.m. Community College Educators

NC Global Distinction and Resources Available to World View Partner Institutions
Hazael Andrew, Associate Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
Suzanne LaVenture, Director of International Education and Faculty, Spanish Instructor, Davidson Community College
Kirill Tolpygo, Slavic and East European Studies Librarian, UNC Libraries

K-12 Teachers and Administrators

Teacher Resources from Carolina Navigators (3:30pm – 4:10pm)
Elizabeth Bucrek, Program Manager and Instructor, Carolina Navigators, UNC Center for Global Initiatives
Teacher Resources from the UNC African Studies Center (4:20pm – 5:00pm)
Ada Umenwaliri, Associate Director, African Studies Center, UNC-Chapel Hillr
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
8:00 a.m. Learning Conversations

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
 8:30 a.m. Archaeology of the South

Vincas Steponaitis, Distinguished Endowed Professor, Department of Anthropology and Secretary of the Faculty, Office of Faculty Governance, UNC-Chapel Hill
 9:30 a.m. Russia

Graeme Robertson, Professor, Department of Political Science and Director, The Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
10:30 a.m. Break and Global Game
10:45 a.m. Through the Eyes of an American Diplomat: Universal Education of Girls in Japan, Bangladesh and Norway

Ann McConnell, Public Affairs Officer, United States Embassy in Oslo, Norway
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Overview of Latin America

Jonathan Hartlyn, Kenneth J. Reckford Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, UNC-Chapel Hill
2:15 p.m. The World We See: Global Photography and Communication

Katie Bowler Young, Director of Global Relations, UNC Global, UNC-Chapel Hill
3:15 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Richardson Lecture –
Two Hidden Children: A Holocaust Story

Shelly Weiner and Rachel Kizhnerman, Holocaust Survivors,
Friday Center for Continuing Education
5:00 p.m. Reception for Participants and Invited Guests
8:00 a.m. Learning Conversations

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
8:30 a.m. Film: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Art, Politics, and Culture in the African Diaspora

Joseph Jordan, Director, Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History, UNC-Chapel Hill
11:15 a.m. Security, Strategy and Leadership: Education Innovation in an Age of “Wicked Problems”

Robin Dorff, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Plymouth State University
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:30 p.m. Tracking Global Health: The Slippery Slope of Surveillance

Jim Thomas, Director, Measure Evaluation Project, Carolina Population Center
2:30 p.m. Break and Global Game
3:00 p.m. Preparing our Future Leaders: Needs for the Workforce in a Global Society

Timothy Humphrey, Vice President, Chief Data Office, IBM
4:00 p.m. Immigrant Food and the Power of Storytelling

Carina Cordero Brossy, Global Education Consultant and Podcaster
5:00 p.m. Adjourn
8:00 a.m. Learning Conversations

Charlé LaMonica, Director, World View, UNC-Chapel Hill
8:30 a.m. What’s Next? The Need for Courageous Conversations

Dana Griffin, Associate Professor, School of Education, UNC-Chapel Hill
10:15 a.m. Group Work and Share Out
11:15 a.m. Graduation Luncheon – The Global Education Behind the Superintendent: A Journey in Leadership

Austin Obasohan, Superintendent, Duplin County Schools
2:00 p.m. Adjourn

Featured Speakers and Facilitators

Carina Cordero Brossy is a global education consultant who works with K-12 schools, colleges and overseas immersion programs to integrate cross-cultural strategies into curricula and business models. She is also curator and host of Our Edible Stories, a podcast highlighting how personal stories and cultural identities drive food choices in the multicultural South. Prior to consulting, Carina served as assistant director for curriculum at UNC-Chapel Hill’s World View program. There she coordinated globally focused professional development programs as well educator study visits to Honduras, Costa Rica, India and Russia. Carina has degrees in Spanish and international affairs and speaks Spanish, French and some Mandarin and Russian.
Darla Deardorff is executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, as well as a research scholar at Duke University. She is an EAIE trainer who holds a master’s degree in adult education with a focus on second language acquisition and a doctorate degree in education with a focus on international higher education. Darla has lived and taught abroad in Germany, Switzerland and Japan and is a faculty member at several universities around the world including in China, Japan, the US and South Africa as well as at the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland. She has conducted cross-cultural training for universities, companies and nonprofit organizations for nearly 20 years and is frequently invited to give talks around the world. A recipient of numerous awards, Darla has published widely on international education, intercultural competence and outcomes assessment with eight books and more than 60 articles and book chapters.
Robin Dorff is provost and vice president for academic affairs at Plymouth State University in Plymouth, NH. From 2012 to 2018, he was dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and professor of political science and international affairs at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA. Previously, he served on the US Army War College faculty and as chair of the Department of National Security and Strategy. He remains extensively involved in strategic leadership development, focusing on national security strategy and policy and strategy formulation. His research interests include these topics as well as failing and fragile states, interagency processes and policy formulation, stabilization and reconstruction operations and US grand strategy. He is the recipient of the US Army Superior Civilian Service Award, the US Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal and the US Secretary of State Distinguished Public Service Award.
Tim Flood teaches several courses on presentation skills, global communication, business writing, U.S. language and culture for international and exchange students in the MBA Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. His research interests include the roles of media and technology in both interpersonal and corporate communication, cross-cultural communication and global business leadership fluency.
Dana Griffin is an associate professor in the School of Education at UNC-Chapel Hill. She teaches in the school counseling, human development and family studies and applied developmental sciences and special education programs. She researches best practices for schools and school counselors for working with culturally diverse families and communities. Dana also has a strong commitment to social justice and advocacy and believes that school counselors are in crucial roles to pave the way for bridging the gap between families, schools and communities. In addition to her school-family-community partnerships and parent involvement research, she addresses cultural issues in her teaching and works with students on how to have courageous dialogues within the scope of their work.
Jonathan Hartlyn is the Kenneth J. Reckford Distinguished Professor of Political Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. He received his B.A. from Clark University and both his M.Phil. and Ph.D. in political science from Yale University. Before coming to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1988, he taught at Vanderbilt University. His research and teaching interests are in the comparative politics of Latin America, especially with relation to questions of democratization, political institutions and state-society relations. He is the author and co-author of multiple books on Latin America, and his articles have appeared in numerous journals and edited books. He served as the senior associate dean for social sciences and global programs for UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences from 2009 to 2019 and has served as chair of the department of political science and director of the Institute of Latin American studies.
Timothy Humphrey is currently the vice president of the Chief Data Office at IBM, as well as the Senior Location Executive for IBM Research Triangle Park and the Senior State Executive for North Carolina. Previously, Tim held various supply chain and operational executive roles spanning analytics, acquisitions, software sales transaction support, strategy and metrics. Prior to joining IBM’s supply chain organization in 2011, Tim led the design, development and launch of several products and technologies for Lenovo and the former Personal Computer Division of IBM. Tim has over 20 years of global experience and has earned numerous awards and patents for his contributions to the computing industry. Tim is an active volunteer and mentor in the community, and he currently serves on the Wake County Boys and Girls Clubs Board of Directors and the UNC-Chapel Hill World View Advisory Board. He graduated from NC State University in 1996 with a B.S. in electrical engineering.
Joseph Jordan is director of the Sonja H. Stone Center for Black Culture and History. He is also a professor of African and African American studies, an affiliate faculty member in the curriculum in global studies and a board member of the National Council for Black Studies. His current work focuses on the cultural politics of race, identity and artistic production in the diaspora.
Suzanne LaVenture is the Director of International Education at Davidson County Community College in Thomasville, NC. She is the host advisor for international students and scholars on J-1 visas. She also manages DCCC’s short term study abroad programs and coordinates the Scholars of Global Distinction program. Suzanne has degrees in Spanish and Spanish Literature from Wake Forest University and the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Eboné M. Lockett, a passionate and innovative author, educator and founding executive director of Harvesting Humanity, received her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and Bachelor of Arts in English from Fairfield University. She joined the Hartford, CT Teaching Fellows pilot program in 2001 as a way to give back to her community. From the moment she stepped inside the classroom, her passion for teaching and leading was lit and has never dimmed. Subsequently, Eboné earned a Master of Science degree in educational leadership from Central Connecticut State University with a focus on curriculum and instruction. She has taught secondary English language arts for over 17 years, originally in Hartford, CT and for the past 12 years in Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools. In 2018, Eboné completed the UNC World View Global Education Leaders program followed by a yearlong Duke-UNC Consortium Middle East and African Cultures (MEAC) teacher fellowship. During this fellowship, she was awarded the Qatar Foundation International Teacher Professional Development Grant and Middle East Book Award, which aided her journey to Morocco to hone her craft, Harvest Humanity, and develop critical multidisciplinary and multicultural curricula that will be implemented and showcased, locally, nationally and globally alongside her work and presentations with the NC-Moldova bilateral partnership. A three-time-consecutive recipient of the Charlotte Hornets Teacher Innovation Grant, Winner of the Arts and Science Council Cato Excellence in Teaching Award and creator and facilitator of culturally- responsive curricula, Eboné applies her pedagogy and love for literacy and service learning to lead in the classroom and in her local, national and global communities.
Ann Barrows McConnell, a member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, became public affairs officer for the Embassy of the United States of America in Oslo, Norway in July 2017. She served as public affairs officer and American center director at the US Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 2014-2017. She was previously director of American centers in Tokyo, Japan and Beijing, China. With over 27 years in the US Foreign Service, Ann served as an economic officer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, as a financial economist covering investment policy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and held assignments on the China/Mongolia desk and in the Office of Public Diplomacy for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Previous overseas assignments include consular work at the US embassies in China and in South Korea. She has a Master of Arts degree in international management and business administration from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of California, Davis. Ann’s most passionate pastimes are intercultural communication, appreciating nature and staying in close contact with family.
Layna Mosley is professor in the department of political science at UNC-Chapel Hill. Layna received her Ph.D. from Duke University and spent five years on the faculty at the University of Notre Dame. Her research and teaching center on the politics of the global economy. Her recent projects explore the political and economics dynamics of government borrowing and debt; links between global supply chains and worker rights in developing countries; and the roots of the backlash against globalization in wealthy democracies. At UNC, she teaches courses on international relations, international political economy and the politics of pre-World War I globalization. Layna is author of Global Capital and National Governments, Labor Rights and Multinational Production and editor of Interview Research in Political Science. She returned to North Carolina in 2004 and has been on the faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill since that time. Layna is a member of the faculty advisory board of UNC’s Center for European Studies; she sits on the board of Women Also Know Stuff, a National Science Foundation-funded initiative that promotes the work of women experts in political science. Her research is available at; follow her on Twitter at
Austin Obasohan is the superintendent of Duplin County Schools in Duplin, North Carolina. He was born in a farming community in western Africa. He began his education in his home country of Nigeria, completed his postsecondary studies in England and the United States and received his doctorate in educational leadership from Appalachian State University. Throughout his 30-year educational career, he has served children in public schools in Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina. During that time, he has embraced the roles of teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, central office director and superintendent of schools.
Louis A. Pérez Jr. is director of the Institute for the Study of the Americas and a professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has written extensively on Cuba and is an expert of Cuba and Caribbean history. His most recent books include On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality, and Culture, winner of the 2000 Bolton-Johnson Prize, The War of 1898: The United States and Cuba in History and Historiography, Winds of Change: Hurricanes and the Transformation of Nineteenth-Century Cuba, winner of the 2001 George Perkins Marsh Prize, and To Die in Cuba: Suicide and Society, winner of the 2007 Elsa Goveia Prize.
Graeme Robertson is a professor of political science at UNC-Chapel Hill and director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies. His work focuses on political protest and regime support in authoritarian regimes. His most recent publications include Revolution and Reform in Ukraine, as well as scholarly articles on political institutions in authoritarian regimes, on the political psychology of dictatorship and on nationalism and identity. His first book, The Politics of Protest in Hybrid Regimes: Managing Dissent in Post-Communist Russia, was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2011. Graeme’s new book (with Samuel Greene), Putin v. the People, was published by Yale University Press in April 2019.
Vin Steponaitis is secretary of the faculty and the William E. Leuchtenburg Distinguished Professor of Archaeology and Anthropology at UNC-Chapel Hill. As secretary of the faculty, he oversees the Office of Faculty Governance and assists in presiding over the regular meetings during the academic year. His research focuses on pre-colonial Indian cultures of the American South, including the origins of political centralization, chiefdoms, studies of ancient art styles and the analysis of ancient ceramics.
James (Jim) Thomas is an associate professor in the department of epidemiology at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and director of the MEASURE Evaluation Project at Carolina Population Center. His work in public health spans more than 35 years and 25 countries. His principal interests are in the social epidemiology of HIV/AIDS along with public health ethics and human rights. In addition to his many scholarly articles, he was an editor and author of a textbook on epidemiologic methods in the study of infectious diseases and principal author of the American Public Health Association’s Code of Ethics. As director of the MEASURE Evaluation Project, Jim is leading a global team that is advancing the capacity of developing countries to monitor their epidemics and evaluate their programs to control them.
Kirill Tolpygo is the librarian for Slavic and East European studies, global studies and linguistics and lecturer of Russian at the department of Germanic and Slavic languages and literatures at UNC-Chapel Hill. Kirill has master’s degrees in linguistics and library science from the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He is an avid student of foreign languages, especially Czech and Hungarian.
Carol Tresolini is the Vice Provost for Academic Initiatives at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and provides administrative oversight for the centers and institutes reporting to the Office of the Provost. Her previous experience has been with the Pew Health Professions Commission, mental health and correctional institutions, schools, and social service agencies. A native of Pennsylvania, she has a B.A. from Duke University, and a M.Ed. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Ada Umenwaliri is the Associate Director of the African Studies Center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Prior to joining UNC Chapel Hill, for 15 years, she worked on several development projects for the US Agency for International Development and the UK Department for International Development. Ada is a graduate of the University of London and Duke University. Outside work, Ada is busy mothering three girls, leveling up at Krav Maga and supporting various development efforts in Nigeria and Africa.
Shelly Weiner and Rachel Kizhnerman Shelly Weiner: I was born in Rovno/Rivne, Poland. I was four years old when the Nazis invaded my town. Laws forbidding Jews from work and school were passed, and our family realized that all Jews would be killed or deported to camps. A farmer in a nearby village hid us for 28 months on top of his barn and in an underground bunker. There were four of us: my mother, myself, Rachel (Raya) and her mother. In 1949, after the Second World War, my family came to the US. I grew up in Philadelphia and have been living in Greensboro since 1972. Raya and her mother decided to stay in Russia after the war. Raya went to school in Ukraine and then moved to St. Petersburg, where she went to college. In 1980 she and her mother came to the US and moved to Greensboro. We will be talking today on our memories and experiences as young children hidden during the Second World War. We will also screen “Return to Rovno/Rivne,” a film that shares our lives.

Robin Visser is associate professor of Asian studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where her research focuses on modern Chinese literatures, visual culture, urban studies and environmental studies. A Fellow at the National Humanities Center in 2017-18, her current research analyzes relational ontologies within Sinophone eco-literature. The project was motivated by conclusions in her book, Cities Surround the Countryside: Urban Aesthetics in Postsocialist China, which analyzes urban planning, fiction, cinema, art and cultural studies in the People’s Republic of China at the turn of the 21st century. She has also translated essays and fiction by Chinese and Taiwanese intellectuals.

Katie Bowler Young joined UNC Global as Director of Global Relations in 2011, leading the office as a member of the Chief International Officer’s leadership team and overseeing global communications, international partnerships, cultural programming, and high-profile international events. She has more than 20 years of experience in communications, with demonstrated expertise in thought leadership, executive communications, internal and external relations, and community relations. Young is UNC’s liaison for the UNC-King’s College London Strategic Alliance, a partnership that includes more than 20 areas of study and research. She is also senior editor of Carolina Passport, a magazine produced through an internship program in her office.

Program Material

More information coming soon!

Lodging & Directions


Courtyard by Marriott
100 Marriott Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rate – $129.00, guaranteed until May 18, 2019
Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and mentioning the UNC World View block or by following this link
Hampton Inn & Suites
6121 Farrington Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27517
Rate – $109.00, guaranteed until May 20, 2019
Rooms can be booked by calling the hotel directly and referencing the group code “WVG” or “UNC World View Global Leaders” or by clicking this link