Fernando Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and the director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Master’s Program at Harvard University. An expert in the field of global education, his research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century. Reimers is a member of UNESCO’s high level commission on the Futures of Education. He has written or edited thirty-seven books, of which the most recent include: Leading Education Through COVID-19, Education and Climate Change: The Role of Universities, Implementing Deeper Learning and 21st Century Reforms: Building an Education Renaissance After a Global Pandemic, Educating Students to Improve the World, Audacious Education Purposes: How Governments Transform the Goals of Education Systems, Empowering Teachers to Build a Better World: How Six Nations Support Teachers for 21st Century Education. Reimers is currently leading a large comparative study of how 25 universities around the world have partnered with elementary and secondary schools to sustain educational opportunity during the pandemic.