Can Asian Education Produce Global Leaders?

Nov 18, 2015 6:00 PM (GMT+8) The HEAD Foundation 20 Upper Circular Road The Riverwalk #02-21 Singapore 058416
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The political, economic, social, demographic, and environmental issues we face are increasingly complex. For organizations, governments, and communities in Asia to successfully navigate the changing global landscape, what kind of leadership is needed? Where will these leaders come from, and how can they be prepared? Can Asian Education systems and institutions produce the types of leaders the region and the world need? What manner of leadership in education and through education is required? Come engage our panel of distinguished education and leadership experts from around the world as they deliberate this issue.


Dr. Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro
Founder of Consulting Firm, SS Knowledge ​

Satryo Soemantri Brodjonegoro is Founder of consulting firm, SS Knowledge. He was the Director General of Higher Education at the Ministry of National Education in Indonesia from 1999 to 2007. He was Lecturer (1985-2008), Department Chairman (1992-1995), and Vice Dean of Academic Affairs (1995-1997) at Bandung Institute of Technology. He is currently an academic consultant to the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and AusAID/DFAT. Dr. Satryo obtained his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. His research areas are in tribology, fracture mechanics, finite element analysis, mechanical design, and higher education development and policy.


Dr. John A. DeFlaminis
Executive Director, Penn Center for Educational Leadership; Adjunct Professor of Education, GSE, University of Pennsylvania

Dr. John DeFlaminis is the Executive Director of the Penn Center for Educational Leadership at the Graduate School of Education (University of Pennsylvania) and Director of the Distributed Leadership Program. He has also served on and led several statewide organizations, including the Pennsylvania Educational Research Association and the Council of Organizations in Education. He has been a board member in many organizations, including the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators and the United Way of Southeastern. Dr. DeFlaminis has consulted with the U.S. Department of Education, several state departments of education, rural and urban school districts, administrative organizations, and private business organizations.


Professor Alma Harris
Professor of Educational Leadership, Institute of Education London; Director, Institute of Educational Leadership, University of Malaya

Dr. Alma Harris is Professor of Educational Leadership at the Institute of Education (IOE) London and currently Director of the Institute of Educational Leadership at the University of Malaya. In 2010/12 she was Senior Policy Adviser to the Welsh Government and was jointly responsible for the national implementation of professional learning communities. She is known for her work on school improvement, focusing particularly on improving schools in challenging circumstances. Alma has written extensively about leadership in schools and she is an expert on the theme of distributed leadership. She is President of the ‘International Congress of School Effectiveness and School Improvement.’

This free lecture is presented by the HEAD Foundation, a Singapore-based think tank focused on education and leadership for development in Asia.

Can Asian Education Produce Global Leaders?

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