Surender Hastir

Professional Memberships

Member, International Leadership Association, Washington, DC.
International Leadership Association

Member, American Association of University Administrators AAUA (Philadelphia, PA).
American Association of University Administrators

Member, Association of University Administrators AUA (UK).
Association of University Administrators

Member, American Economic Association.
American Economic Association

Member, National Press Club, Washington, DC.
The National Press Club, Washington DC

Member, International Press Institute, Vienna, Austria.
International Press Institute

Member, Academic Council on the United Nations System.

Independent Consultant, Editor, Publisher, and More.

  • Independent Consultant (General Management & Higher Education Policy)
  • UNESCO—IIEP (International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris) certified “Independent Appraiser” of Government Education Plans.
  • Online Editor & Publisher.
  • Runs “GlobalGiants.Com,” an online cultural & higher-education news magazine.
  • Runs “Quick March!” a one-stop search and reference source.

Certifications earned include:

Academic Certificate

Financial Market Analysis

Institute for Capacity Development

International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Washington, DC.

Training Completion Certificate

Training on the Fundamentals of “Independent Appraisal” of Government Education Plans


UNESCO — International Institute for Educational Planning, Paris.

WIPO Academy Certificate

General Course on Intellectual Property
World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Academy, Geneva, Switzerland.

Professional Certificate

Leadership & Communication

Harvard University

Professional Certificate

Leading in a Remote Environment

Harvard University

Professional Certificate

Retail & Omnichannel Management

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (Ivy League)


Exercising Leadership: Foundational Principles

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Leadership: Creating Public Value

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


American Government

Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University


Leaders of Learning

Harvard University Educational Leadership


Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

Harvard Business School


Data Wise: A Collaborative Process to Improve Learning & Teaching

Harvard Graduate School of Education


Contract Law

Harvard Law School


Structuring Successful Business Deals

Cornell Law School


Understanding Economic Development

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford


Solving Public Policy Problems

Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley


Creating Powerful Political Messages

Delft Institute of Technology, Netherlands


Distinguishing between Fake News, Facts, and Alternative Facts

Department of Communication Studies, University of Michigan


Design Thinking for Leading and Learning

MIT Teaching Systems Lab


Data Visualization

Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut

Current activities include …

Publisher & Editor: GlobalGiants.Com.

GlobalGiants.Com is an Inspiring Online Cultural & Higher-Ed News Magazine that strives to assist the world community in fostering intercultural dialogue, arts, sports, learning, creativity, and brand publicity. The ISSN International Centre, Paris, France, has assigned it with an ISSN (International Standard Serial Number). GlobalGiants.Com is a Member of the Content Authenticity Initiative created by ADOBE, The New York Times, and Twitter.

Designer and Administrator: QuickMarch.Com.

Quick March! Smart Search & Reference is a one-stop search engine for students, teachers, scholars, academics, colleges, universities, and others.

Publisher: CitiTimes.Com.


This website is being revamped.

Publisher: AmericaVista.Com


This website is being revamped.

Executive Director: Trans World Exports (Online Publishers)

Trans World Exports — Online Publishers

Contributor: Enhancement of UNESCO CREATIVE CITIES NETWORK.

The UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) was created in 2004 to promote cooperation with and among cities that have identified creativity as a strategic factor for sustainable urban development. The 246 cities which currently make up this network work together towards a common objective: placing creativity and cultural industries at the heart of their development plans at the local level and cooperating actively at the international level.

Founding Member: IAU (International Association of Universities) Internationalization Experts Linkedin Group.

Current Interests & Involvement

• International Affairs • Higher Education Policy • United Nations

• Universities • Culture • Urban Planning • University Rankings

• Strategic Management • Digital Strategy • Sports • Financial Market Analysis