Life is full of trade-offs, some of which involve fatally flawed moral compromises and hefty doses of personal and institutional soul-selling. -MAA This image taken from CCTV video shows Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 2 October 2018. (Hurriyet via AP) MAA: Khashoggi's last few minutes of life. His fiancée, Hatice … Continue reading Another Deal with the Devil, International Education-Style
What a surprise. Here we have Keith Krach, one of Trump's .01% political appointees, lackeys, and cheerleaders grinding an anti-China ax. I'm going to go out on a limb here and predict that this 18 August 2020 letter will end up being so much pissing in the wind. I'm thinking trash folder, recycle bin, or … Continue reading Letter From Under Secretary Keith Krach to the Governing Boards of American Universities
2019 is the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Institute of International Education (IIE), a well-known US-based private nonprofit that focuses on international student exchange and aid, foreign affairs, and international peace and security. IIE refers to itself as “a world leader in the international exchange of people and ideas.” While IIE has numerous … Continue reading Whose Bread I Eat, His Song I Sing: An International Education Nonprofit and a Devil’s Bargain
As US international student recruiters know all too well, these are tough times for most institutions for a variety of social, political, and economic reasons. Viet Nam, however, remains a bright spot on the recruitment horizon. As of March 2019, there were 30,684 young Vietnamese studying in the US at all levels, most in higher … Continue reading US Student Visa Issuances Up in May-July 2019 Over 2018
At the February IIE Summit 2019, Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), US State Department, told her audience that international education is the #1 priority for ECA. Her deputy, Caroline Casagrande, confirmed that “additional resources” have been obtained to promote outbound and inbound study abroad. What "additional resources," I wonder? In terms of … Continue reading “International education ‘number one priority’ for US bureau”
A couple of colleagues shared this letter by Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, US State Department, on social media. It was sent to participants in a small international student recruitment conference in early December in the US. I'm not sure what they were so excited about. As … Continue reading US Government Form Letter Generates Excitement Among Colleagues. Say What?