Cover for the December 2020 issue of IE magazine

December 2020: Perspectives on a Year of Change

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Leadership: A 2020 Perspective
Anna McCreedy, MA
What does leadership look like in situations when there are no best practices to consult or rulebooks to follow?
Crisis Management in Education Abroad: A 2020 Perspective
Joanna Holvey Bowles, MS
Last March, when our university joined numerous U.S. institutions to recall students from all domestic and international programs, we could not have anticipated that we would still be in the grip of COVID-19 at the end of 2020. We watched as countries closed borders and airlines ceased operations of
Leadership and Global Engagement: A 2020 Perspective
Anne M. D’Angelo, PhD
Leading and engaging, both locally and globally, requires pursuing a more inclusive community, building trust through careful listening, respecting disagreement, and taking more risks.
Education Abroad: A 2020 Perspective
Orlina Boteva, MEd
Education abroad offices can prepare now to ensure they can provide the support that students will need when mobility resumes.
Neo-nationalism: A 2020 Perspective
Supriya Baily, PhD
As international educators, we must be better prepared to counter ideological rigidity and the demonization of the other.

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