Keynote Speakers

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David Steiner

Executive Director of the Johns Hopkins Institute for Education Policy and Professor of Education at Johns Hopkins University

In 2020, he finished serving as a member of the Maryland State Board of Education and the Maryland Commission for Innovation and Excellence in Education. He currently serves on the board of the Relay Graduate School of Education. Most recently, he was appointed to the Practitioner Council at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2009, Dr. Steiner was appointed Commissioner of Education for New York State, in 2005 as the Klara and Larry Silverstein Dean at the Hunter College School of Education, and in 2003 the Director of Education at the National Endowment for the Arts. Dr. Steiner consults regularly with the federal government, state education leaders, educational reform organizations, and universities. He has addressed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic, and authored books, book chapters, and more than fifty articles. His most recent book “A Nation at Thought, Restoring Wisdom in America’s Schools” was published in 2023. He holds degrees from Balliol College, Oxford University (B.A. and M.A.), and Harvard University (Ph.D. in political science).

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Cecilia Azorín

UNESCO Chair on Education for Social Justice - University of Murcia, Murcia, Spain

Cecilia Azorìn is currently an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Education, Department of Didactic and School Organization, University of Murcia (Spain). Member of the Research Group “Equity and Educational Inclusion” (EIE) of the University of Murcia. Her lines of research are about leadership, inclusion, school improvement and professional learning networks.

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Maria Teresa Tatto

Professor, MLF Teachers College - Arizona State University (USA)

Maria Teresa Tatto is the Southwest Borderlands Professor of Comparative Education at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College and Professor in the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation at Arizona State University. She is a Fellow of the American Education Research Association, and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Oxford Department of Education, in England.