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    Higher Education Webinar: Equitable Access to Global Education

    Higher Education Webinar: Equitable Access to Global Education

    Andrew Gordon, chief executive officer and founder of Diversity Abroad, leads the conversation on the importance of providing equitable access to global education.

     

    CASA: Hello, and welcome to CFR’s Higher Education Webinar. I am Maria Casa, director of the National Program and Outreach at CFR. Thank you all for joining us.

    Today’s discussion is on the record, and the video and transcript will be made available on our website, CFR.org/academic if you would like to share them with your colleagues after today. As always, CFR takes no institutional positions on matters of policy.

    We are delighted to have Andrew Gordon with us to discuss the importance of providing equitable access to global education. Mr. Gordon is the founder and chief executive officer of Diversity Abroad, an organization focusing on topics pertaining to access, diversity, inclusion, and equity in international education. He works with higher education institutions, nonprofit and for profit organizations, and government agencies for developing strategies for increasing access to international education for diverse, first-generation, and high financial needs students. Mr. Gordon is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Association of International Education Administrators, the European Association for International Education, the National Association of Black Accountants, and the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting. He is an alum of INROADS and the Association for the International Exchange of Students in Economics and Commerce.

    Welcome, Andrew. Thank you very much for speaking with us today.

    GORDON: It’s great to be here. Thank you.

    CASA: Can you begin by giving us an overview of what equitable access to global education means and its importance in higher education?

    GORDON: Yeah. Absolutely.

    First, just want to say thank you, Maria, for the invitation to speak and to CFR Academic for hosting this session, particularly, this important topic. As I delve into my remarks, I’ll give a little bit of background as to the—where my remarks are going to come from.

    As Maria mentioned, I founded an organization, Diversity Abroad, that centers diversity, equity, inclusion in global education. And over the last sixteen years had an opportunity to work with higher-education institutions, everything from community colleges to liberal arts, R-1s to Ivy Leagues, on this question of what does equitable access to global learning and global education mean.

    And we get this question often and, usually, when I get this question sitting in meetings with academic professionals, I, in some ways, put the question back and I say, well, what’s the benefit of global education and global learning. Why do our campuses invest in infrastructure for global education and global learning, whether that’s sending students abroad, supporting international students, ensuring that global themes are embedded into the curriculum? We often hear in the field of international education the term campus internationalization. Why are we investing in that in the first place?

    Well, when we think about global education and global learning and the students that engage in it, one of the organizations that many on the call may be familiar with, AAC&U, puts global learning and global education as a high impact practice, the kind of opportunities that help our students excel academically, grow interpersonally, and also be positioned that much better to thrive professionally once they leave school.

    And so taking a step back and thinking of the benefits of global education, we talk about students who engage in global learning opportunities. Many times this helps open their—broaden their perspective of the world as a whole.

    If they’re participating in a physical—or education abroad program, many times it helps them in building resilience, a deeper sense of self, having more empathy for those who are, if you will, “differ

    2022 International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) Conference Keynote Session With Samantha Power

    2022 International Affairs Fellowship (IAF) Conference Keynote Session With Samantha Power

    USAID Administrator Samantha Power discusses the pivotal moment we face to strengthen democracy and reverse the rise of authoritarianism across the world, and USAID's efforts to mitigate the global food crisis exacerbated by the war in Ukraine.

    For more information about the International Affairs Fellowship (IAF), please visit CFR’s Fellowship Affairs Page. 

    The Next Great Wave: Human Migration and Climate Change

    The Next Great Wave: Human Migration and Climate Change

    Our panelists discuss the implications of climate change for global governance, mass migration within and between nations and regions, and U.S. national security.

    The Silberstein Family Annual Lecture on Refugee and Migration Policy was established in 2019 through a generous gift from Alan M. Silberstein and the Silberstein family. The lecture provides CFR with an annual forum to explore emerging challenges in refugee and migration policy in the United States and around the world.

    Afghanistan on the Ground

    Afghanistan on the Ground

    Our panelists discuss the situation in Afghanistan nine months after the U.S. withdrawal, including the state of Taliban control, the status of women's rights and education, and what to expect in the months ahead.

    Virtual Roundtable: 50 Years Later: What Direction for China and Its Legal System

    Virtual Roundtable: 50 Years Later: What Direction for China and Its Legal System

    Five decades ago, China was closed off to the world. In 1972, Jerome Cohen was part of the first U.S. delegations to travel to China after Richard Nixon’s historic visit. A pioneer in Chinese legal studies in the 1960s, he has been deeply involved in Sino-U.S. political, legal, and business developments in past half-century—from the hopeful early days of China’s reform era in the 1980s to the far darker atmosphere of recent years. In this roundtable, Jerome Cohen, adjunct senior fellow for Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations and faculty director emeritus and founder of NYU Law School’s US-Asia Law Institute, reflects on the trajectory of China and its legal system over the past five decades.

    Renewing America Series: Rethinking the U.S. Approach to Energy

    Renewing America Series: Rethinking the U.S. Approach to Energy

    Our panelists discussed the U.S. approach to energy, from foreign oil dependence to the transition to and consideration of other energy sources, and climate concerns.

    With its Renewing America initiative, CFR is evaluating nine critical domestic issues that shape the ability of the United States to navigate a demanding, competitive, and dangerous world.

Customer Reviews

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74 Ratings

74 Ratings

gallandro ,

Great content for those into foreign policy

Have been listening to this podcast for a few years and enjoy it. Content is informative. Only complaint is the sound engineering - the speakers/panelists/question askers don't have consistent volume (come on editing people!) and it's too quiet. I have to blast the volume in the car to hear it.

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Hard to hear

The audio is a challenge. I honestly cannot hear most of what is said. This is worse for those who speak English as a second language or have a lighter voice. Also clanking of dishes and popping of soda cans (obviously a recording at a luncheon or dinner) is distracting. Great topic, just wish I could hear it.

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