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Focus on Education: Adam Weinberg, CEO of World Learning

Day 21: Adam Weinberg, CEO of World Learning



Adam Weinberg is the president and CEO of World Learning, an international nonprofit organization that runs exchange, education and development programs in more than 75 countries. With a global network of world-class educators, development specialists and trainers, World Learning programs unlock the potential of people to create a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. Weinberg has expanded World Learning’s network to include nearly 200 programs with participants from more than 140 countries. Annual operating revenue at World Learning stands at approximately $108 million.

Weinberg joined World Learning in 2005, serving as executive vice president of World Learning and provost of SIT, formerly the School for International Training. During this time, he focused on expanding The Experiment in International Living, SIT Study Abroad and SIT Graduate Institute, emphasizing academic quality and programmatic innovation. He also greatly expanded World Learning’s work in the Middle East. Prior to World Learning, Weinberg was vice president and dean of the college at Colgate University, where he served on the faculty for more than a decade. He gained national prominence for his work increasing civic education in higher education, including development of organizations such as Democracy Matters and The COVE.

An advisory board member for the US Center for Citizen Diplomacy and Global Citizen Year, Weinberg also chairs a working group of the Brookings Institution’s Building Bridges Coalition and serves as an active member of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange. His published works include two books, Urban Recycling and the Search for Sustainable Development and Local Environmental Struggles, and numerous articles in The Washington Quarterly, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and Inside Higher Education.

Weinberg graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College and did work at Cambridge University before receiving his master’s degree and doctorate from Northwestern University. He lives with his wife and three children in Brattleboro, Vermont.

(Taken from World Learning Website)

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