The Shanker Institute and Education International are both celebrating milestone anniversaries in 2023. Both organizations share a common origin, Albert Shanker cofounded EI and was the inspiration for the ASI. To recognize the common origin and priorities of each organization, strengthening public education and committed to democracy, this Panel Discussion & Anniversary Celebration of the Albert Shanker Institute (25 Years) and Education International (30 Years) was held ahead of the International Summit on the Teaching Profession to take advantage of both organizations’ leaders being in Washington, DC at the same time.


Randi Weingarten
President, American Federation of Teachers and Albert Shanker Institute

Susan Hopgood
President, Education International

Mugwena Maluleke 
General Secretary, South African Democratic Teachers Union (SADTU)
Vice-President for Africa, Executive Board, Education International

Manuela Mendonça 
President, National Board of the National Federation of Teachers (FENPROF), Portugal
Executive Board Member, Europe, Education International

Olha Chabanuik
Vice-president, Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU)

Kateryna Maliuta-Osaulova
Director, International Department, Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU) 


David Edwards
Secretary General, Education International

Mary Cathryn Ricker
Executive Director, Shanker Institute

Haldis Holst

Deputy General Secretary, Education International