Take 5: May 2020

A roundup of NAFSA member recommendations for what to read, watch, and listen to this month.
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This month’s recommendations include a podcast helpful for both international educators and international students about race and social justice in the United States, a group of global leaders fighting for justice, a book about the challenges of leadership, a nonprofit advocating for migrant rights, and a podcast from a NAFSA 2019 Annual Conference & Expo plenary speaker. 

1. Seeing White Podcast

“A great podcast related to race, specifically in the United States, and a great resource for our work. I have also recommended this podcast to international students who want to learn more about this subject and may at times feel overwhelmed by the social justice conversations they encounter in the United States because of our racialized history and context.” 

—Grace Fuller, University of California-San Diego

2. The Elders 

“Founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, the Elders are an independent group of global leaders working toward peace, social justice, and protection of human rights. Chaired by the first female president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, the Elders count among its council former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; former World Health Organization Director General and first female Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland; and former president of Colombia and Nobel Peace Laureate Juan Manuel Santos. The Elders’ Twitter provides videos, links, and stories on how we can each fight for justice in our world.” 

—Aaron D. Clevenger, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

3. Winnebagos on Wednesdays: How Visionary Leadership Can Transform Higher Education by Scott Cowen

“Many times as international educators, we grow frustrated when our institution’s upper administration is not showing

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