Plenary panel

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Join us for this plenary panel, where internationally renowned speakers will share insights into the university admissions process and their views on the future of education.

Higher education institute panel

Friday 25 October 16:00 – 17:00

Location: Keynote room


“What comes after school?’, “How can students secure appropriate university placements?” and “What makes a student thrive?”

In this session, you will hear from a highly specialized panel of representatives from top universities around the world. They will share their views on the admissions criteria their universities use, and the progress of IB graduates within their universities. The panel representatives will also share their opinions regarding what makes an IB student special, the value of an IB education and the future of education as they view it. As this is an interactive session, there will also be an opportunity to question the panel.


Dr Keith Light is the director of international admissions at Yale University, Connecticut, United States. Prior to his role at Yale, he served in senior admissions roles at Stanford, Princeton and Brown University. Dr Light also spent 10 years at Harvard as senior admissions officer and assistent dean of freshmen. He studied at Stanford as an undergraduate, and earned a Master's and a Doctoral degree at Harvard.

Paul Teulon is the director of admissions at King's College, London, England, and is currently on secondment from King’s to found a new engineering institution, TEDI, which is a collaboration between King’s College London, Arizona State University and UNSW Sydney. The Engineering and Design Institute – London (TEDI-London) will open in September 2021. Paul holds degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge and in Mathematical Sciences from the Open University and started his career as the first ever Schools and Colleges Liaison Officer at the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Salim Kanaan, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at the American University of Beirut will also join this panel.