Take 5: September + October 2019

A roundup of NAFSA member recommendations.
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This month's recommendations from international education colleagues include thought-provoking articles, books, and a podcast hosted by a NAFSA published author.

1. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo

“This is one of the best books I have read related to equity and inclusion work. As so many of us in the field are from majority identities, I think it’s important for us to look at how this impacts the work we do with our students. It’s a resource I come back to repeatedly and will reread for years to come.”

—Angela Manginelli, AIFS Study Abroad

2. Thoughts on Education Abroad column

“I always enjoy reading Michael Woolf’s monthly column [on capa.org]. He brings international education topics to the forefront and often poses a complex question or idea that may be in the recesses of our minds, but are often hard to explain or describe. Woolf helps us think more broadly and deeply about a topic, allowing for thought-provoking reflection and conversation.”

—Kim Hindbjorgen, University of Minnesota

3. “When, if Ever, Is It Unethical to Visit a Country?” 

“[In this New York Times article], seven travel writers discuss how they make decisions about how, or if, to visit countries with oppressive governments. Conversations of ethics should be central in our work as we engage across national and cultural boundaries. These authors offer insights that can be applied to travel in more frequented destinations as well.” 

—Emma Swift, University of Vermont

4. Making

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