Recent Discussion with US Students – United by Viet Nam!

Twice a year, I have the opportunity, schedule permitting, to speak to a group of US students who are in Viet Nam for the semester under the auspices of the School for International Training's Vietnam - Culture, Social Change, and Development program. They come from a range of higher education institutions, mostly private liberal arts … Continue reading Recent Discussion with US Students – United by Viet Nam!

Global Learning in a Time of Increased Xenophobia and Extreme Nationalism

This is the title of an upcoming webinar that is the first in NAFSA's Academic Programs six-part Architecture for Global Learning - Series II.  Here is a brief description: Many institutions integrate global learning into curricula and co-curricular programming with the goal of producing graduates capable of contributing solutions to global problems. However, institutional leaders, … Continue reading Global Learning in a Time of Increased Xenophobia and Extreme Nationalism

Dealing with the Elephant in the Room: US Nationalism

I will be participating in a session, along with Ryan Buck, Texas State University, and Lee Lambert, Pima Community College (AZ) on US nationalism as an obstacle to the development of global citizenship at the 2017 AIEA (Association of International Education Administrators) annual conference, which takes places from 19-22 February in Washington, D.C. Nationalism stands … Continue reading Dealing with the Elephant in the Room: US Nationalism

“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”

US nationalism – The elephant in the room

Nationalism stands in the way of creating global citizens, but it is the subject few involved in international education in the United States want to speak about. Follow this link to read my latest article published by University World News, entitled US nationalism – The elephant in the room.  In a nutshell, it's about nationalism, … Continue reading US nationalism – The elephant in the room

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Well-Educated, Your Wealthy…

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" Excerpt from The New Colossus, a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus, 1883 It's rare that I write a post … Continue reading Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Well-Educated, Your Wealthy…