Fernando M. Reimers

Fernando M. Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of The International Education Policy Programat Harvard University. He is interested in advancing understanding of the ways schools can empower students to participate civically and economically, and to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. He is…

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice in International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of The International Education Policy Programat Harvard University. He is interested in advancing understanding of the ways schools can empower students to participate civically and economically, and to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. He is also interested in supporting the creation of coalitions that support collective leadership to enhance the relevancy of educational institutions and to strengthen the teaching profession.

He teaches courses on education policy and educational innovation that explore how to support students in developing the competencies that help them improve their opportunities and quality of life and contribute to improve the world. He also chairs a number of education leadership development institutes focused on advancing adaptive leadership on behalf of supporting global citizenship education. He is the founding director of the International Education Policy Masters Program, a program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education that supports the development of leaders of systemic efforts to enhance the quality and relevancy of education around the world. His recent book One Student at a Time. Leading the Global Education Movement is an analysis of the contributions of the graduates of this program to the Global Education Movement. This book is also available in Spanish.