Wednesday, October 28, 2020



Andrew Gordon is the seventh speaker in the Commitment to Internationalization lecture series. His talk, "Advancing Equity & Inclusion Through Global Engagement," will be on November 17, 2020, at 3:30 p.m., via Zoom. This lecture continues the conversation about the UI's vision and strategic themes for campus internationalization.

Andrew Gordon is a social entrepreneur and CEO & Founder of Diversity Abroad.  With a passion for student success, global engagement, and social entrepreneurship, he founded Diversity Abroad in 2006 with a simple vision, that the next generation of young people from historically marginalized backgrounds are equipped with the skills, experiences, and networks to thrive in the 21st century interconnected world and globally diverse workforce.

As an international advocate for student success through equitable access to global education, Andrew speaks and writes extensively on leveraging global education to support student’s academic success, interpersonal growth, and career readiness. He consults colleges & universities, non-profits, companies, and government agencies on developing, implementing, and monitoring diversity, equity, and inclusive practices, policies, and strategies in their global engagement operations.

Andrew is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese. He is a graduate of the University of San Francisco and has studied, worked, and traveled in 56 countries.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Sarolta Petersen in advance at, 319-335-3862.