2021 Global Conference
Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR)
December 10-12, 2021
Virtual Conference | Hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University, India
in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
Higher Education for the Greater Good
Leadership and Institutional Resilience
नेतृत्व और संस्थागत लचीलापन 領導力與製度彈性 Liderazgo y Resiliencia Institucional القيادة والمرونة المؤسسية Kepimpinan dan Ketahanan Institusi Лидерство и институциональная устойчивость
O.P. Jindal Global University will be hosting the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR) 2021 Global Conference virtually from India focused on the theme Higher Education for the Greater Good: Leadership and Institutional Resilience.
The Global Conference is a refereed academic conference and the premiere annual event of our society. Many academic conferences help you build connections with people in your own network, but the Global Conference of the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR) will expand your network by building human-to-human relationships with scholars across the world.
Join us in reimagining the possibilities for an academic conference that spans borders, celebrates cultures, facilitates critical conversations, builds global connections, forms lifelong relationships, and welcomes everyone.
Join us in reimagining the possibilities for an academic conference that
spans borders celebrates cultures facilitates critical conversations builds global connections forms lifelong relationships welcomes everyone
The 2021 Global Conference will include keynote addresses from preeminent scholars and leaders, the A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards presentation, celebrations of culture and art, presentations by the 2021 Millennium Scholars, roundtable events with Country Directors, networking opportunities to build human-to-human relationships across borders, and presentations on research and publication opportunities through our network of high-quality, peer reviewed academic publications.
2021 Conference Theme
This year’s conference theme, Higher Education for the Greater Good: Leadership and Institutional Resilience, will focus on leadership, resilience and equity in a post-pandemic world. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have their particular system of governance even though they need to follow certain government regulations. It is the responsibility of HEIs to bridge the gap between their strategies of governance and government regulations to ensure academic freedom, quality education, support for research, diversity, and inclusion, contribution to the local community to prove themselves as resilient institutions.
Recently, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced HEIs to transition to online modes of instruction, drastically transforming the teaching and learning experience. In addition, institutions have needed to reimagine their grading and assessment methods. HEIs, students, and faculty with strong financial resources have managed this situation but it is not the same for most HEIs located in developing and under-developed countries.
This scenario has raised the following questions.
- How has the crisis illuminated the significance of innovative and resilient institutions, that also prepare students and faculty to be innovative and resilient themselves?
- How challenging is it for higher education leaders to introduce something new into the culture and operations of the higher education system?
- How has the pandemic exposed fundamental disparities between privileged and non-privileged HEIs, and how can governments and HEIs address this issue?
- How can HEIs contribute to their local communities and tackle their financial challenges during such a crisis?
We invite submissions that address any of the following subthemes including intersections between these issue reshaping global higher education.
Based on the above themes and topics, we invite researchers, educators, and leaders from universities, associations, NGOs, and global organizations to submit proposals (750-1,000 words) in one of three formats: roundtable discussion, research presentation, or thematic forum.
The submission portal is open through 31 July 2021. Proposals must be in English to allow for peer-review; however, authors may indicate preferred language for the presentation itself, including Afrikaans, العربية, বাংলা, 简体中文, English, Français, हिन्दी, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia, 日本語, 한국어, नेपाली, Русский, Español, Türkçe, and Tiếng Việt.
Call for Volunteers
We believe in the potential of everyone to contribute. Volunteering is a great way to build new relationships and make global connections. Let us know how you would like to contribute to this year’s conference. We welcome graduate students and colleagues to assist with welcome and registration, as well as multimedia and communications. We invite volunteers to serve as Session Chairs and Discussants. Session Chairs facilitate the session by introducing speakers, keeping time, and moderating post-presentation discussion. Chairs do not need to be a doctoral degree holder; this is especially a great volunteer opportunity for graduate students. Discussants play an integral role in the quality of the annual conference. They provide feedback to authors at the session, and offer comments that inform and integrate the papers in the larger session.
The volunteer portal is open through 31July 2021.
Conference registration will open 1 August 2021. Registration is free for all members of the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR) as one of the many benefits of membership. Registration is free for all members of O.P. Jindal Global University (host institution), as well as all faculty, staff, and students at colleges and universities in India (host country).
A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards
Advancing global social mobility through transnational research and teaching
We celebrate the power of human connections through the annual A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards that reflect our commitment to promoting collaborative research and teaching between scholars in two or more countries.
2021 award nominations open 1 August 2021 and close 30 September 2021.
- 1 June 2021: Proposal submission and volunteer system opens
- 31 July 2021: Proposal submission deadline
- 1 August 2021: Early Bird Registration opens
- 1 August 2021: A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards nominations open
- Early September 2021: Proposal notifications
- 30 September 2021: A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards nomination deadline
- 1 October 2021: Regular Registration opens
- 1 November 2021: Full paper submission (optional) — see ‘Publication Opportunities’ section for details
- 10-12 December 2021: Global Conference and A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards
The 2021 STAR Global Conference is a refereed academic conference hosted by the the Society of Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR).
Conference proceedings with abstracts of all presentations will be published. Suggested citation for conference presentations:
Given Name X. Last Name (2021, December). Title of your presentation. Society of Transnational Academic Researchers Global Conference (Sonipat, Haryana, India). December 10-12, 2021.
Participants with accepted proposals have the option to submit a full paper by 1 November 2021 to be considered for publication. The paper must be an original work that has not been published or submitted elsewhere. It must be 4,500-7,500 words all-inclusive of article text, references, tables, and figures; and it must adhere to APA 7 stylistic and bibliographic requirements. Any paper that does not meet these requirements will not be considered. Papers will undergo initial review in accordance with the review guidelines of respective publications. Authors of select papers may be invited to publish their paper in special issues of the journals or books published by the STAR Scholars Network. Authors may accept or decline the publication opportunity specified in the invitation. Revisions may be required prior to publication, and some papers may undergo further peer review in accordance with the policies of the publication.
The 2021 Global Conference is hosted by O.P. Jindal Global University in collaboration with the Association of Indian Universities (AIU)
The 2021 Program Committee is responsible for soliciting, reviewing, and selecting proposals and volunteers for the Global Conference. The Organizing Committee provides logistical, technical, communication, and member support.
Dr. C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice-Chancellor,
O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)
Dr. Mousumi Mukherjee, Fellow & Country Director (India)
& Conference Host (JGU)
Dr Tatiana Belousova, Conference Host (JGU)
Dr. Nisha Nair, Conference Host (JGU)
Dr Deepak Maun, Conference Host (JGU)
Dr. Uttam Gaulee, President
Dr. Chris R. Glass, VP Research and Policy
Dr. Krishna Bista, VP Education Services
Dr. Anthony C. Ogden, A. Noam Chomsky Global Connections Awards Chair
Dr. KS Samuel Adeyemo, Conference Vice Chair
Dr. Edward Valeau, Conference Chair Emeritus
Mr. Raju Karjigi, Chair
Ms. Prerna Sharma
Ms. Sandal Agarwal
Ms. Shriya Singh
Ms. Tenzin Dolma
Mr. Tenzin Nawang
Mr. Amar Mali
Ms. Heena Arya
Ms. Bhuvaneswari M
Ms. Feroza Rastom Mody
Ms. Ishika Mittal
Ms Akshara Gera
Ms. Anushka Saraswat
Mr. Parth Parikh
Mr. Raghav Sengupta
Ms. Shagun Malhotra
Solicitation inquiries and conference logistical questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.