Vivien Stewart is a senior advisor for education and former vice president of the Asia Society. Over the past 10 years, she developed a series of international benchmarking exchanges to share expertise between U.S. and Asian education leaders. She writes extensively on education internationally. Her 2012 book, “A World-Class Education,” describes what the United States can learn from high-performing systems around the world. She was previously the director of children, youth and education programs at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, an education philanthropy, and served as a senior policy advisor at the United Nations. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oxford University.