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NAFSA Town Halls

November 18, 2016

As campuses across the United States prepare for a new administration, many in the international education community are facing difficult questions from international students and scholars seeking answers and assurances. On Friday, November 18, the final day of International Education Week 2016, NAFSA hosted its inaugural International Education Town Hall, the first in a series of online forums designed to bring together the international education community in a time of uncertainty and change.

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Ravi Shankar, NAFSA Board of Directors vice president for professional development and engagement, and Sam Brown, NAFSA chair-elect of the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KCISSS), brought together the international community to share, listen, and learn about how we move forward.

The town hall focused on:

  • Resources to support students and scholars;
  • Best practices and models;
  • Collaborating with campus stakeholders;
  • Outreach to the community.

Watch the Recording

Ravi Shankar

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Ravi Shankar
University of Rochester
Ravi Shankar has been in the field of international education for more than 20 years and has worked in various types of institutions, ranging from small professional institutions and community college to a major research institution. He was recently the director of the Office of International...

Sam Brown

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Brigham Young University
Treasurer, Region II; Chair, 2022 Annual Conference Committee
Sam Brown is director of international services at BYU. He leads the office team in assisting students and exchange visitors to maintain status and in providing supporting programs. Sam received a BA in English, an MPA and EdD in educational leadership and Foundations from BYU. He also received an...