College Hall tower amidst trees.

Leaders of the World


Health, Education, Art, Research & Technology
October 17-19, 2018
University Hall Conference Center, 7th floor

Please click HERE to download the complete agenda.

For more information contact:

Jane Ann Williams
Associate Provost, International Engagement

Claudia LaRue
International Recruitment and Partnerships Specialist

Keith Johnson
Admissions and Immigration Counselor


Leaders of the World provides a venue for leaders in higher education, business, non-profit organizations, and government to engage in critical conversations about the role and impact of issues facing their communities in a changing world.

Keynote speakers share their perspectives to develop open interdisciplinary dialog between leaders spanning the Americas and the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and Europe.

Ambassadors, university presidents, multinational corporate executives as well as leaders in the United Nations and Institute of International Education among others address challenges facing communities at the local, national and international level.

International Education Week is celebrated with a Study Abroad Expo. Faculty students and staff meet international university partners from across the world.  Montclair State University faculty and staff showcase degree programs, study abroad programs and research projects. The Expo also features student presentations, dance and multimedia presentations to reflect diverse culture.

LEADERS OF THE WORLD Keynote Presentations, Focused Conversations, and the Expo are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the public.

Explore last year’s program, LEADERS OF THE WORLD 2017: Ethics, Education, and Environment

Leaders of the World: Speakers Series includes seminars covering a wide array of topics of global interest lead by experts in the fields of technology, environmental science, politics and education. These seminars take place throughout the year and across the globe and provide a chance for attendees to gain firsthand knowledge from the best minds in these fields.    

Leaders of the World: Culture and Language Immersion customized programs for high school students, college students, professionals and executives to enhance language proficiency and cultural literacy through a three-week course while living on the campus of Montclair State University.  Professional participants include Federal Legislature of Argentina, university vice presidents, directors, and deans, medical doctors and attorneys. Youth programs target young scholars and future leaders.

The flagship, Leaders of the World Annual Conference, is a unique, intimate venue for top leaders to meet and discuss common solutions to the challenges facing their communities. LOTW addresses educational, environmental, technological, health, and social challenges of communities as they plan to grow for the 21st century.  Topics include Economic Development, Environmental Planning, Emergency Management, and the Role of Education in Building Cities and Nations.