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NAFSA eConnection: Bringing our Community Together

Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Although deeply disappointed that the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis means that we cannot host our traditional in-person annual conference, I am thrilled to see a new special NAFSA program take shape. The 2020 NAFSA eConnection will be an online program
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Anti-Asian Sentiment in the Age of Pandemic

As a community, we are all struggling with the impact of the global coronavirus pandemic. First and foremost, we are concerned for the safety and well-being of our students, whose access to education has been compromised, graduation ceremonies canceled, and career paths altered as unemployment
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Plenary Connections: Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein challenges us to defend human rights. I am eager to hear his perspectives on realizing the vision to which NAFSA aspires in our Strategic Plan: "enlightened international relations, a globally engaged citizenry, and a more peaceful world." Having served 4 years as the United
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To Look Ahead, I Look Back

With the move from print to a fully digital International Educator, the one thing I thought I wouldn't miss was writing each issue's letter from the editor. As I've written about before, I tended to encounter writer's block when I sat down to write those notes. But with our inaugural all-digital
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Trendspotting 2020: Populism and Xenophobia

The following is an excerpt from "Trendspotting 2020: Perspectives of Leaders in the Field" from the January 2020 issue of International Educator. Watching and interpreting future trends can help international educators define priorities and improve impact. But as Nobel Laureate Niels Bohr said,
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Taking Advocacy to Our Home Court

What is advocacy? Advocacy is action by one or many individuals to support and engage others for a common cause. Our action in advocacy began with NAFSA's Advocacy Day in 2015 where NAFSA Region III provided the opportunity for us to go to Capitol Hill to educate our members of Congress on
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Take Action for Dreamers

Update: June 5, 2019 By a vote of 237 to 187, seven Republicans joined 230 Democrats yesterday in passing the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) in the U.S. House of Representatives. (Find out how your Representative voted.) The House Judiciary Committee voted recently in favor of provisions of the
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Last Minute Tips for NAFSA 2019

NAFSA 2019 is just a few days away, and we've got you covered on the top things you need to know before you arrive in Washington, D.C. Logistics Whether you're flying in, driving or arriving by train, please be aware of the Metro map and schedule. A great app for smartphone users when getting around
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