Prof. Paul Tiyambe Zeleza

Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, who has held Malawian, Canadian, and American citizenship, has been at a dozen universities in six countries on three continents and the Caribbean region.

He completed his PhD at 26 and became a full Professor in Canada in his thirties.

He has also held the positions of President’s Professor and Liberal Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor in the United States.

Prof. Chika Trevor Sehoole

He is the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the University of Pretoria.

He holds a PhD in higher education from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg which he obtained in 2002.

In 2003/04 he was the recipient of a Rockefeller funded post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and in 2005/06 a Fulbright New Century Scholar fellowship.

Dr. James Otieno Jowi

Dr.James Otieno Jowi is the Principal Education Officer at the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat (composed of Burundi, Kenya,Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania) where he develops and coordinates regional education programs (

He is the founding Executive Director of the African Network for Internationalization of Education –ANIE- (

Dr. Jane Knight

Dr. Jane Knight of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg

focuses her research on the international dimension of higher education at the institutional, national, regional and international levels.

Her work in over 70 countries with universities, governments, and UN Agencies helps to bring a comparative, development and international perspective to her work.