Meet Our Speakers

Virtual Forum Plenary

Medlir Mema, Brigham Young University - Idaho

Medlir Mema (Ph.D., George Washington University) teaches political science and international law at BYU-Idaho. Medlir was previously an Associate Professor of Political Science at Tokyo International University. Prior to that he was an Adjunct Faculty at Vesalius College in Brussels, Belgium and a Senior Associate Researcher at the Institute for European Studies - VUB. From 2010 to 2011, Medlir joined the International Law Center at the Swedish National Defense College as a guest scholar.

In 2006, Medlir earned an MA in European Studies and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University—School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), during which time he also worked as Editor-in-Chief of the Bologna Center Journal of International Affairs.

As co-founder and co-host of the “IR in the Age of AI” podcast, Medlir spends a lot of time, reading, researching, writing, and discussing topics related to the impact of emerging technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, on the international system, global economy, and the future of education.


Workshop Speakers

Sarada Bulchand, Duke-NUS Medical School
Assistant Professor Sarada Bulchand is a scientist, educator and coach. She has been using TBL for over a decade to train premed students at Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore. She designs and conducts faculty development programmes for clinician educators at the Duke-NUS SingHealth Academic Medical Centre.

She has mentored research fellows and healthcare professionals to transform traditional didactic modules to TBL at the university and hospital settings.

Sarada received her PhD from the National University of Singapore in Molecular Biology in 2010 and was a recipient of the Singapore Millennium Foundation Fellowship.

She leads the Duke-NUS Career Development Program and is a certified career coach. She believes in developing people to their potential and continues to train herself in 21st century skills.
Sarada Bulchand
Shreya Verma, CognaLearn
Shreya is a passionate digital marketer and strategist who thrives on creating meaningful experiences that drive tangible business results. With a background in education and technology companies, she has honed her skills in crafting innovative marketing campaigns that resonate with audiences across industries and around the globe.

Currently, Shreya is collaborating with educators and thought leaders from around the globe, working hand-in-hand to revolutionize learning through collaborative techniques. Most notably, she works with CognaLean.

In addition to her professional endeavors, she is deeply committed to fostering diversity and inclusion in the workplace. As a co-leader of WomenWill Singapore, a Google initiative, and a facilitator of #IamRemarkable workshops, she has empowered individuals to celebrate their achievements and help build inclusive environments where everyone can thrive.

If you're enthusiastic about discussing topics such as marketing strategies, the future of education and the workplace, AI in education, driving diversity and inclusion initiatives, or the art of building communities, she would be thrilled to connect with you.
Shreya Verma
Annetta Dolowitz, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Annetta Dolowitz, MPH, MSW is a PhD student in instructional design and development at the University of South Alabama. She is currently an intern for NATO working with their training division developing microlearning content. For over seven years, she has been an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in their school of business. She teaches nonprofit management courses and help to create a special nonprofit leadership interdisciplinary certificate for undergraduates. She co-created and teaches a Hogwarts School of Leadership course. And because she thinks sleep is far overrated, as is having a personal life, she is active in the Team-Based Learning Consortium, creates and conducts international trainings, as well as co-authors articles about online learning and facilitation.
Annetta Dolowitz