Aaron Benavot is Professor of Global Education Policy in the School of Educationat the University at Albany-SUNY with interests in comparative education researchand international education policies. In 2018 he served as a Fulbright Specialist in Viet Nam and in 2019 as a High-Level Expert in lifelong learning at the East China Normal University in Shanghai, China. During 2014-2017 Aaron was Director of UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report, an independent, evidence-based annual report, which analyzes progress towards international education targets in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. He recently co-led a 10 country study exploring the mainstreaming of education for global citizenship and sustainable development in policies and curricula (UNESCO, forthcoming).Aaron has co-authored or co-edited six books: School Knowledge for the Masses(with Meyer and Kamens); Law and the Shaping of Public Education(Tyack and James); Global Educational Expansion(Resnik and Corrales); School Knowledge in Comparative and Historical Perspective(Braslavsky); PISA, Power, and Policy(with H-D Meyer). He is also a co-convener of NISSEM(nissem.org), which recently published a specialvolume entitled: NISSEM Global Briefs: Educating for the social, the emotional and the sustainable.