Cover for the February 2021 issue of International Educator

February 2021: Risk Management

A Playbook for Risk Management
Mark Toner
A case study in managing risk at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, where existing structures helped the international office navigate the pandemic—and provide new flexibility going forward.

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Practice Area Column
International Education Leadership
The Risk Busters: How to Build a Team to Manage Risk
John Gallagher
“Take this opportunity to act”: Why creating a cross-campus team for risk management can help reframe an institution’s approach to risk postpandemic.

About International Educator

International Educator is NAFSA’s flagship publication and has been published continually since 1990. As a record of the association and the field of international education, IE includes articles on a variety of topics, trends, and issues facing NAFSA members and their work. 

From in-depth features to interviews with thought leaders and columns tailored to NAFSA’s knowledge communities, IE provides must-read context and analysis to those working around the globe to advance international education and exchange.


NAFSA: Association of International Educators is the world's largest nonprofit association dedicated to international education and exchange. NAFSA's 10,000 members are located at more than 3,500 institutions worldwide, in over 150 countries.