Talks & Interviews

A new vulnerable workforce: Higher education’s role in regional workforce development and retaining international students post-graduation

New England Board of Higher Education
International Student Webinar Series Episode 3
May 26, 2021

While New England’s colleges and universities work hard to recruit and retain international students, the region needs to strengthen its investment in these students post-graduation to help them join our local workforce. Talent is the fuel that powers New England’s innovation-based economic future, and the world is in a race to recruit this talent. International students who come to the region to attend one of our higher education institutions can be one source of that talent, but only with significant visa reform. In the final webinar of our series, a panel of experts will explore ways in which our region’s higher education leaders can effectively advocate for policies that not only encourage international students to attend New England’s postsecondary institutions, but also support their entry into the region’s workforce post-graduation.

Why are fewer South Koreans studying in the United States?

Korea Economic Institute of America
October 23, 2020

Commentators have pointed to the “Trump Effect” for falling international student enrollment in the U.S. higher education sector. When taking a closer look at student mobility trends from South Korea, however, the facts and figures tell a different story. Please join KEI for a discussion with international education expert Stephanie Kim on the underlying causes of this concerning trend, particularly internationalization efforts in South Korean higher education, and the significance for the U.S. and the U.S.-South Korea relationship.

Does Korea offer lessons for the U.S. college admissions scandal?

USC Korean Studies Institute
Korea Questions Season 2 Episode 1
May 16, 2019

“It’s a story of corruption….it is also a story of the lengths to which families will go to ensure access to elite universities for their children, a story that has played out in South Korea.” Stephanie Kim discusses the U.S. admissions scandal in relation to the extreme competition over entry into elite higher education in South Korea.

Other Media

In focus: The future of higher education

Interview with Bryan Alexander
Georgetown SCS
February 4, 2020

Bryan Alexander is a futurist in the world of higher education. And, if what he sees is accurate concerning the challenges facing universities today, we should all start being futurists as well. “In a sense, this is the best time in human history to be a learner,” says Alexander, Senior Scholar for Georgetown’s Center for New Designs in Learning and Scholarship. “But it’s one of the weirdest times to be a university.” That’s because, in the 21st century, everything is changing rapidly: technology, demographics, culture, politics, and the economics of running an educational institution.  Here, Alexander talks with Stephanie Kim, Faculty Director of the Master’s in Higher Education Administration, about what it will take for higher education to thrive in the future.

In focus: Study abroad

Interview with John Lucas
Georgetown SCS
March 5, 2019

The problems the world faces today—everything from climate change to the rise of authoritarianism—will not be solved by any one country or culture, says John Lucas, President of International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP), which has a presence in more than 340 colleges throughout the world. And that’s why learning about and engaging with other cultures is more critical now than ever. “Study abroad is an excellent way to prepare yourself to be an active and engaged global citizen,” Lucas tells Stephanie Kim, Faculty Director of Georgetown’s graduate program in higher education administration, on this video. “It’s also a great way for students to set themselves up for an excellent career.”

In focus: International branch campuses

Interview with Amol Dani
Georgetown SCS
September 27, 2018

Today, international branch campuses (IBCs) function mainly as extensions of their main campuses, says Amol Dani, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Georgetown University Main Campus. For example, faculty at Georgetown’s Qatar campus are appointed by the Provost in Washington, D.C. However, in the coming years—and it may take “decades,” Dani says—branch campuses will be building more and more local capacity and stronger ties with educational institutions in their home countries. Here Dani discusses the future of IBCs with Stephanie Kim, Faculty Director of the Master’s in Higher Education Administration.

In focus: Higher education and the labor market

Interview with Anthony P. Carnevale
Georgetown SCS
April 30, 2018

The more education you have, the more money you’ll make. That’s Rule #1 on the relationship between educational attainment and earnings, and it’s still generally true, says Anthony P. Carnevale, Director of Georgetown’s Center on Education and the Workforce. It’s when he gets to Rules #2 and #3 that things get more complicated. Increasingly, Carnevale said, your earnings will depend not on where you went to school or how many degrees you have, but on what you studied. In fact, there is now a $3.3 million difference in career earnings between the highest-paying bachelor’s degree and the lowest. Here Carnevale talks with Stephanie Kim, Faculty Director of the Master’s in Higher Education Administration, about the new rules on education and earnings.

In focus: Leadership in higher education

Interview with Kelly Otter
Georgetown SCS
March 13, 2018

Today’s higher education leaders must know the history of their institutions and the essential role they play in advancing the social good, says Kelly Otter, Dean of Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies. Yet at the same time, they must respond to the demands of our rapidly changing society by rethinking how universities can approach this critical mission. “In the knowledge economy, it is simply not possible to compress everything the students need to know into the traditional structure of a course or a particular semester of learning,” Otter tells Stephanie Kim, Faculty Director of the Master’s in Higher Education Administration. Instead, Otter says, colleges must give students the tools they need to critically assess information throughout their lives.