As the U.S. enters a new political climate, higher education professionals are left wondering how best to reshape their internationalization strategies and meet the needs of current and future international students. This webinar, led by higher education and legal experts, will provide insights into these new challenges and action items to help fortify your institution’s international programs. There will be plenty of time for Q&A.

Part 1 - The Legal Aspect: A brief overview of current and potential future immigration policies and international students’ rights.

Part 2 - The Rise of Nationalism in the U.S.: A look at perceptions of U.S. as a study destination, current and future impact on inbound student mobility and what we can learn from nationalist movements elsewhere.

Part 3 - The Campus Response: An overview of initiatives, campaigns and advocacy work by various U.S. higher education institutions.


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Hans de Wit

Director, 'Center for International Higher Education' at Boston College (CIHE)

Hans is the Founding Editor of the ‘Journal of Studies in International Education’, and Associate Editor of International Higher Education. He has (co)written several books and articles and publishes a monthly blog in University World News. He is a founding member and the past president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).

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Parker Emerson

Associate Director, Yale University

Parker Emerson is the Associate Director of Yale University’s Office of International Students and Scholars representing over 5,000 visitors from more than 100 different countries. He has been a member of the Counsel for Global Immigration (formerly ACIP) since 1995 and an active member of NAFSA since 1985. Prior to joining Yale he was a leading member of the Harvard International Office for almost 20 years. Mr. Emerson has also been an adjunct faculty member of Lesley University, teaching in the master’s degree program on Intercultural Relations.

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Peter F. Asaad

Immigration Attorney and Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Peter F. Asaad focuses his practice on immigration law and is a member of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Quarles & Brady LLP. He has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) “as one of the nation’s leading litigators” in the field of immigration law. He focuses on representing corporate clients and individuals on all business-related and employment-based visa matters including, H-1B, L-1, E-1/2, J-1, O-1, PERM, EB-2, EB-3, Adjustment of Status, consular processing and other matters.

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Paul Schulmann

Senior Research Associate, World Education Services

Paul conducts market research on international higher education trends and student mobility. He earned a master's degree in public and international affairs from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in legal studies and philosophy from the University of California, Santa Cruz.