|Vivien Stewart is Senior Advisor for Education at Asia Society. For the past ten years, she has been responsible for its programs to promote the study of Asia and other world regions, cultures, languages, and global issues in America’s schools and for building connections between U.S. and Asian education leaders. Her recent book, A World-Class Education describes what the U.S. can learn from high-performing education systems around the world.
Ms. Stewart has had a long involvement with education and youth affairs. She directed the children, youth and education programs at Carnegie Corporation of New York and led the shaping of reform agendas in early childhood education, urban school reform, science education, teaching as a profession, and healthy adolescent development.
Ms. Stewart serves as a board member of ACT, the Education Development Center, National Center on Education and the Economy, and the Longview Foundation for Education in World Affairs and International Understanding. She has also served as Senior Policy Advisor to the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, and to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and been a Visiting Scholar at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York. She received her B.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Oxford University.
At the ICJSE, Ms. Stewart will highlight the importance of global programs within educational institutions and offer practical ways we can actively prepare our students to be leaders in an increasingly globalized world.