2ndAnnual RIT’s Global Governance Forum took place in Dubrovnik

RIT Croatia’s Dubrovnik campus had the honor to host the 2nd Annual Global Governance Forum in the period from April 8 – April 11, 2017.

22 representatives of RIT campuses from Rochester, Dubai, Kosovo and Croatia took part in a series of meetings and brainstorming sessions with the purpose of exchanging ideas on improving academic programs, RIT global policies, and research funding opportunities, as well as enhancing the exchange of professors and students between campuses. "This gathering was extremely engaging and productive when it comes to exchanging knowledge, ideas and best practices. Conclusions drawn from our discussions will be further evaluated through Academic Senates at all RIT’s campuses and we expect noticeable improvement that will be beneficial to all stakeholders of RIT”, said Dr. Besim Agušaj, IHSM Area Head at Dubrovnik campus.

Global Governance representatives who took part at this Forum were as follows:


Dr. Yousef Al-Assaf, President

Dr. Wael Abdel Samad, Chair of RIT Dubai faculty senate

Dr. Ian Peterkin, Faculty, English


Mr. Donald Hudspeth, Dean and President

Dr. Besim Agušaj, Area Head IHSM

Dr. Vanda Bazdan, Area Head Philosophy, Sociology

Dr. Nikolina Božinović, Area Head Foreign Languages

Dr. Irena Guszak Cerovečki, Area Head IB

Dr. Kristina Marasović, Area Head IT

Dr. Kristijan Tabak, Area Head Mathematics


Dr. Sharon Hart, President

Mr. Daniel Cosentino, VP for Academic Affairs and Director of RIT programs

Ms. Mimoza Polloshka, Head of Faculty Development Center; Faculty, Math

Dr. Mark Baskin, Academic Senate; Faculty, Public Policy and Governance

Dr. Fadil Sahiti, Faculty, Management


Dr. James Myers, Associate Provost of International Education and Global Programs

Dr. Chris Collison, Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Faculty, Chemistry and Material Science

Dr. Eli Saber, Vice Chair, Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Faculty, Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering

Dr. Elena Rakhimova-Sommers, Treasurer, Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Faculty, Department of English

Dr. Jules Chiavaroli, Communications Officer, Faculty Senate Executive Committee; Faculty, Architecture

Dr. Zachary Butler, Chair, Global Education Task Force; Faculty, Computer Science

Ms. Kristen Waterstram-Rich, Interim Associate Dean, College of Health Science and Technology

Dr. Timothy Engstrom, Faculty, Philosophy

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