Tentative Agenda

Exploring Opportunities in Higher Education with Fulbright Malaysia and the United States

Thursday, 9 February 2023

8:00 am

Participant Registration

Foyer of Dewan Za’aba Conference Hall, Ministry of Higher Education

9:05 am

Opening Ceremony

Opening remarks by Curtis Johnson, Executive Director, Malaysian-American
Commission on Educational Exchange (MACEE)

Welcome address by His Excellency Brian D. McFeeters, United States Ambassador to

Keynote address by YB Dato’ Haji Mohammad Yusof Apdal, Deputy Minister of Higher Education Malaysia

Opening Ceremony – MACEE 60th Anniversary

10:00 am

Insights: Bridging Cultures, Reflection of UKM Fulbright Scholars’ Experience

Speaker: Co-editor Professor Dr. Kartini Aboo Talib @ Khalid, Professor & Deputy
Director, Institute of Ethnic Studies (KITA), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, (UKM)

10:15 am

Tea Break

10:30 am

Presentation on Fulbright Malaysia's Programs

Speaker: Mr. Curtis Johnson, Executive Director, MACEE

10:45 am

The Impact of Mobility on the Internationalization of Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia

Moderator: Associate Professor Dr. Norhayati Abdullah, Associate Director, UTM
International Kuala Lumpur, Associate Professor, Environmental Engineering,
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)


11:25 am

International Student Mobility Trends and the Malaysia Perspective

Speaker: Leah Mason, Ed.D. Research Lead, Institute of International Education (IIE)

11:35 am

Q & A Session for Panelists & IIE

11:35 am

Tea Break

12:25 pm

Higher Education Internationalization Through a State-Wide Consortium

speaker: William Smith, Ph.D., Director of Global Education and Impact, Global
Education, Texas International Education Consortium (TIEC)

12:25 pm

Presentation by Malaysian Qualification Agency (MQA)

Speaker: Professor Dato’ Dr. Mohammad Shatar Sabran, Chief Executive Office (CEO)

12:50 pm

Fulbright Journey Sharing Session


2:00 pm

Networking luncheon

End of program