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Forum about the Future of Education held at the United Nations Headquarters on the 23rd of May (May, 2024)

May 23rd, 2024, United Nations Headquarters

10 AM to 1 PM EST

Context and Introduction: The Interuniversity Lecture Series "Ambassador Otto Federico von Feigenblatt for Peace, Development, and Education" was established on August 5, 2022, by the CUGS University of Mexico and a group of international universities and academies to promote the dissemination of knowledge about the nexus between peace, development, and education. With a secretariat at the headquarters of CUGS University and chaired by the university's rector, the Interuniversity Lecture Series was named in honor of the renowned social scientist and diplomat, Ambassador Otto Federico von Feigenblatt, for his contribution to interdisciplinary research. The two main activities of the Lecture Series are the organization of academic conferences in different countries and conducting interdisciplinary research.

Chair: H.E. Ambassador Otto Federico von Feigenblatt, Ph.D., Ed.D., A.L.M., Adviser for Education to the Andean Parliament, Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Observer of the OIJ to the UN, Professor and Dean of Global Relations, Latin Division, Keiser University, and Head of the House of Feigenblatt


  • Permanent Mission of the Republic of Salvador to the United Nations

  • The House of Feigenblatt

  • The Catholic University of Murcia (Spain)

  • The “Ambassador Otto Federico von Feigenblatt” Interuniversity Lecture Series for Peace, Development, and Education

  • CUGS University of Mexico

  • UNICAFAM University of Colombia


1.      10 AM- 10:10 AM Opening words by the Chair

2.      Introduction to the Forum

3. 10:20 AM - 11:00 AM Awards Ceremony

Presentation of Badges

Presentation of Honorary Doctorates by CUGS University

3.      11:00 AM – 11:20 AM Keynote Speech: Professor Chris Brown, Professor of Education and Head of School, Southampton Education School

4.      11:20 AM – 11:25 AM Speech by Mr. Arif Anis, Fellow of the Interuniversity Lecture Series

5.      11: 25 AM – 11:35 AM Speech by Her Excellency Dr. Diana Margarita Pérez, Rector of UNICAFAM University and Fellow of the Interuniversity Lecture Series

6.      11:35 AM – 11:45 AM: Dr. Martin Dewey, Reader in Applied Linguistics, King’s College, London, United Kingdom

7.      11:45 AM – 11:50 AM: Speech by H.E. Ambassador Mary Elizabeth Flores, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Honduras to the United Nations

8.      11:50 AM – 11:55 AM; Dr. Ricardo Martins, President of the Pedago Group and Fellow of the Interuniversity Lecture Series

9.      11:55 AM – 12:05 PM: Professor Pablo Campos Calvo-Sotelo, Professor of Architectural Composition, Universidad CEU – San Pablo and Spanish Royal Academy of Doctors

10.  12:05 PM – 12:10 PM: H.E. Christian Padilla, Rector of the Universidad Politécnica de Juventino Rosas

11. 12:10 PM - 12:20 PM: The Honorable Mr. Mathew J. Anderson, President of the Latin American Campus, Keiser University

12. 12:20 PM - 12:25 PM: Mr. Christian Anderson, Supporter of the Interuniversity Lecture Series

13. 12: 25 PM - 12: 30 PM: Dr. Janet Bonilla, Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Guayaquil, Ecuador

14.  12:30 PM – 12:35 PM: H.E. Ambassador Daniel del Valle Blanco, Permanent Observer of the International Youth Organization to the United Nations

15.  12:35 PM-12:40 PM: Mr. Miguel Falconi, Academic Director of IEX Ecuador and Associate Fellow of the Interuniversity Lecture Series

16.  12:40 PM – 12:45 PM: Dr. Jorge Castaneda, CEO of the Tony Buzan Group (Tentative)

17.  12:45 PM – 12:50 PM: Ms. Francia Penia, Supporter of the Interuniversity Lecture Series

18. 12:50 PM – 12:55 PM: Ms. Sojey Fernandez, Supporter of the Interuniversity Lecture Series

19.  Concluding Words by the Chair

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