Opening Panelists




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Magaga Enose is a Special needs teacher in Kenya, Africa. His specialty is in Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. He teaches at Tembea Academy, a school founded by BEADS for Education. He is the communication and outreach coordinator at BEADS for Education. His current work is on exploring arts integration in special needs education. He is HundrED Country Lead for Kenya.


Kalypso Filippou

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Kalypso Filippou (PhD) defended her doctoral dissertation in 2019 at the University of Turku. During her doctoral studies she examined the thesis supervision process, relationship, and pedagogy in international master's degree programmes in Finland.  Her research interests include higher education, international students, mobilities, and postgraduate supervision. Currently, she is co-leading the research project "International Students in Times of Crisis'' with Dr. Suvi Jokila, where they analyse international students’ experiences during the COVID19 pandemic.


Maija Karhunen

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Maija Karhunen works in Culture for All -service as a project coordinator. Culture for All promotes cultural services – such as art and culture education – that are inclusive and equitable. Maija’s work has focused on paving career pathways of disabled artists, for example from the point of view of access to art education. Maija’s background is in the freelance performing arts scene. Maija is a disabled dancer and performer based in Helsinki.


Piet Grymonprez

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Piet is co-founder and managing director of the MyMachine Global Foundation. With its unique and multi-award winning methodology, MyMachine enables young people to learn how to bring their ideas to life.

Piet is acclaimed Innovator Of The Year by the >150 global experts from the HundrED Academy. He received multiple awards around the globe, including the United Nations World Summit Award. Forbes ran an article on the impact of MyMachine in the global education space.  

MyMachine is endorsed by the United Nations, Harvard University, The New York Academy of Sciences, HundrED, The Qatar Foundation, Designmanagement Europe, Katerva, Sir Richard Branson, Sir Ken Robinson, Tom Vander Ark (first Executive Director Education at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, currently CEO Getting Smart), and business leaders and education thinkers alike.

Closing Panelists

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Prof. Dr. Annette Scheunpflug

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Annette Scheunpflug holds the chair of Foundations in Education at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg in Germany and is an elected member of the Bavarian Academy of Science. She has a broad international teaching and research experience in Europe, the US, Japan and several African countries. Her research covers aspects of educational quality, Anthropology of Education and Global Education. She is member of the editorial board of the Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft and the International Journal of Development Education and Global Learning.




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Audrey Paradis, PhD (Education) is a university lecturer responsible for the Education and Globalisation (EdGlo) master's programme at the Faculty of Education of the University of Oulu. Since she completed her PhD project pertaining to autonomy narratives of Canadian and Finnish teachers, her research has evolved in different directions, focusing on methodology development, teachers and teacher education, and social justice. For instance, one research avenue is about the community-based participatory research methodology, researching the methodology itself to contribute to its development, aiming also to make best use of it while researching Indigenous teacher education and culturally responsive education. Audrey has been an educator for most of her professional career, more recently in the Faculty of Education, to EdGlo students and Intercultural Teacher Education students, supervising also their thesis. She is a proud EdGlo alumni and completed her Master's in Education in 2013. Before then, since 2004, she evolved as a high school mathematics, physics and chemistry teacher in the Northwest Territories in Canada.

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Esin Duzel is a former Fellow in Culture and Conflict at the LSE European Institute. She is a socio-cultural anthropologist with a PhD from University of California, San Diego (2016). Among her research and teachings interests are political violence, radical movements and utopia, gender and sexuality, memory and trauma studies, critical multiculturalism, critical race studies and feminist pedagogy. Her work spans Kurdish Studies, Middle East studies and New Europe studies. She taught courses on multiculturalism, racism and transnational feminism in the departments at the University of California, San Diego.

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Professor Lynn Rose is Deputy Director of the Center for Gender and Development Studies at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Previously, she worked as a teacher-scholar in the U.S., and in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar. She is a historian of disability, now focusing on disability in the global South. Her current research looks at the constructs of disability and the lived experiences of people with disabilities in Kurdistan-Iraq.

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Elizabeth Eta (PhD) is an experienced education policy researcher with expertise in transnational education transfer processes.  Her doctoral dissertation, from the University of Turku, won the award for the best doctoral dissertation in Education in Finland in 2018.  It was awarded by the Finnish Association for Education.  In her research located, in the field of comparative and international education, Elizabeth uses the theoretical framework of policy transfer to examine the adoption and adaptation of the originally European reform - the Bologna Process for the harmonization of higher education in Africa.  Elizabeth has been a co-lecturer on different courses at the University of Turku including 'Equality and Justice in Education,' 'Comparative and International Education' and 'Qualitative Data Analysis.'

She is currently the Project director at Grapho Group Oy - an early grade literacy game development and distribution company that develops GraphoGame, the scientifically validated literacy game for homes and schools available in more than thirteen languages.  As Project Director, Elizabeth is involved in research partnerships with Universities and uses her expertise in research and education policy transfer processes to communicate the research and evidence backing GraphoGame to relevant stakeholders, while leading business development activities, ensuring that the games are available to those who need it the most.

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