Ed has four decades of experience in global education. He has most recently served as Interim Director of iEARN-USA in New York and the Global Campaign for Education in Johannesburg, South Africa. From 2012-2015, he served as the Director of the Global Campaign for Education-US, an advocacy coalition in Washington, DC of 80 organizations committed to securing a quality education for all young people worldwide. For 23 years previously, he served as the Executive Director of iEARN-USA, pioneering and expanding online collaborative learning among schools worldwide. He also served as Executive Director of ICYE-US, an international youth exchange program, and worked for the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ed received a B.A. in Japanese political science from the University of Washington, an M.A. in Korean History, and a Ph.D in Japanese History from Columbia University. He published Landownership Under Colonial Rule: Korea’s Japanese Experience in 1994. He has authored numerous articles and book chapters on educational technology and teacher professional development and has a column on Huffington Post.