Is virtual international education worth it?

source: unomaha.edu

By Roman Yavich, MPA The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive disruption to the entire education system. As with any crisis, this difficult and tragic situation has also brought an opportunity for change. In international education this change is the acceleration of the trend toward virtual programs.   Is Virtual Study Abroad an Oxymoron?  Virtual study… Continue reading Is virtual international education worth it?

Should you let your cat wander, if it bullies other cats?

Kwame Appaiah, Professor of Philosophy poses a question that should be relevant to all of us, cat owners or not: Should you let your (bullying) cat wander? Is his freedom more important than the rights of other cats, to live in peace? This is a question that seems to have become relevant as we discuss… Continue reading Should you let your cat wander, if it bullies other cats?

COVID-19 in Asia – Lessons learned

On Monday, June 22, the Cal Lutheran School of Management hosted Dr. Rafiq Dossani from the RAND Corporation, Santa Monica on challenges and impacts on healthcare and economy, and lessons learned from COVID-19 in Asia. Some key highlights from Dr. Dossani’s talk : Regime type doesn’t matter, as much as the level of trust. The… Continue reading COVID-19 in Asia – Lessons learned

Should we take down Christopher Columbus’s statues?

With the ongoing protests surrounding equality for Black and colored people, around the world; the question of monuments (including statutes) has come up, rather forcefully. Should we continue celebrating Christopher Columbus, who treated the Native Americans cruelly? Should we celebrate his ‘discovery’ of the Americas as a great event or something that took away much… Continue reading Should we take down Christopher Columbus’s statues?

How can public servants help promote equity and justice?

With the recent protests against the killing of George Floyd, the focus is back on a segment of the population that is at the heart of this issue: the public servant. The police force is part of the machinery that has been, is, and will be a part of our daily lives, whether we like… Continue reading How can public servants help promote equity and justice?

Leveraging Higher Ed policy for digital access in times of COVID-19

Preface With the COVID-19 crisis dominating our consciousness and shutting down public life, including schools, universities, and other commercial activities, there is a fear that this may impact universities and institutions of higher education, adversely. In this context, there is growing recognition of the power of digital technologies in learning and many institutes of higher… Continue reading Leveraging Higher Ed policy for digital access in times of COVID-19

Removing bottlenecks to flow of remittances should be a top priority during COVID-19: Policy Brief

source: imf.org

Summary With close to $500 billion of remittances flowing around the world, the phenomenon of remittances as a force for community development and individual empowerment cannot be ignored. Remittances impact the lives of almost a billion people, worldwide. While the flow of money during the best of times is constrained by various policy initiatives and… Continue reading Removing bottlenecks to flow of remittances should be a top priority during COVID-19: Policy Brief

Things You Need To Know About Public Leadership And the Role Of Communications Today

“Public leadership and the role of communications today,” Aniisu Verghese talks about his journey to becoming a communications expert and his take on how he thinks effective leaders should communicate. Views expressed in this blog are personal. 1. Can you introduce yourself and tell us a bit about yourself? Thank you for the opportunity to… Continue reading Things You Need To Know About Public Leadership And the Role Of Communications Today