Take 5: August 2020

A roundup of NAFSA member recommendations for what to watch, listen to, follow, and read.
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This month’s roundup of NAFSA members’ suggestions of what to watch, listen to, follow, and read includes a blog to follow, a TED Talk on global citizenship, a virtual course on happiness, and an “oldie but goodie” from Malcolm Gladwell. 

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1. What Does It Mean to be a Citizen of the World?  TED Talk by Hugh Evans

“I recently discovered this talk by Hugh Evans from a colleague, Katherine Grego—a peer in the Academy Region 7 cohort—earlier this year. It is an inspiring discussion that I am working to incorporate into our study abroad returnee strategies.”

Sasha Cokuslu, MBA, Clayton State University

2. Lisa Betty

“Lisa Betty is a PhD candidate in history and a course instructor at Fordham University. Her blog mainly focuses on racial inequalities, particularly for African Americans. Her Instagram page, @almostdrlisabetty, also has engaging conversations and provides great insights.”

Hermella (Ella) Tekle, MPS, Institute of International Education

3. “The Science of Well-Being” by Laurie Santos

“I remember a while back learning about professor Laurie Santos and the most popular course ever taught in Yale University’s 317-year history. Essentially, 1 in 4 Yale students was taking a course on happiness. Speed ahead to remote work in spring of 2020, and I learn that Coursera is offering an adapted version of Santos’s class for free! Taking my pre-COVID-19 commute time and rechanneling it toward

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