Laura W. Bush, Plenary Speaker at NAFSA 2018. Say What?!?

I'm still shaking my head in disbelief, wondering why NAFSA:  Association of International Educators chose Laura Bush as a plenary speaker for its 2018 annual conference in Philadelphia, PA, USA.  What does she have to offer international educators who attend these speeches to learn something, gain a new insight or two, be inspired?  Here's her … Continue reading Laura W. Bush, Plenary Speaker at NAFSA 2018. Say What?!?

“The turn to nativism hinders international education”

What the United States desperately needs is more patriots and global citizens (the two are not mutually exclusive) and fewer nationalists. The golden question is how to transform the latter into the former. Can this be accomplished through education and training, or are there other factors at play that make this impossible? Here's my latest … Continue reading “The turn to nativism hinders international education”

Happy 7th Anniversary, “International Educator in Viet Nam”!

WordPress dutifully reminded me yesterday that it was the 7th anniversary of registering this blog.  That was at a time when I suddenly had more freedom of speech, relatively speaking, because of a job change.  No more pre-approvals, no more top-down censorship, no more "change this" or "delete that" because it might offend certain powerful … Continue reading Happy 7th Anniversary, “International Educator in Viet Nam”!