My IHEC Blog post entitled “Running List of University/College and Higher Education Organization/Association Responses to President Trump’s Executive Order Entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals Issued January 27, 2017” was cited in the:

Brief of the Association of American Universities as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners’ Requested Relieve in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York in case of Hameed Khalid Darweesh, et al., Petitioners and People of the State of New York, by Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General of the State of New York, Intervenor-Plaintiff, v. Donald Trump, President of the Unites States, et al., Respondents [Filed 2-16-17]

Hameed Khalid Darweesh was an Iraqi translator for U.S. forces who entered the U.S. on a valid visa and was detained at JFK for ~18 hours shortly after President Trump’s first immigration executive order was issued.

The AAU Brief [which is a good read] is available at: http://bit.ly/2m4m6AB

My IHEC Blog Post is available at http://bit.ly/2k7ixtQ

1st screenshot is of the top of page 1 of the brief and the 2nd screenshot is of the footnote citation of my blog post on the bottom of page 3.

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On Sunday, January 29th I started compiling a list of U.S. colleges and universities and higher education organizations/associations that have issued statements in response to President Trump’s Executive Order Entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals” that was issued last Friday, January 27, 2017.  You can access the list at bit.ly/2k7ixtQ.

The list of institutions and higher education organizations/associations links to their public statements and I’m seeking your assistance in identifying additional institutions and organizations/associations to add to the list.  The list has grown to non-U.S. universities and organizations as well and I’m particularly interested in growing these lists.

What I’m seeking are links to public statements (which have mainly been posted to institutional and organization/association websites but on occasion to their Twitter and Facebook pages) so they may be added to the growing list.  If your institution or organization/association has issued a response and it has been made public and accessible online I would appreciate hearing from you via comment below or at international.ed.consulting@gmail.com!

The resource list at a glance (updated February 24, 2017):

  • Link to President Trump’s Executive Order Entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals”
  • 407 U.S. colleges and universities that have posted a response online
  • 14 U.S. colleges and universities known to have issued response but not online
  • 77 higher education organizations and associations
  • 20 non-U.S. universities

You can access the list online at bit.ly/2k7ixtQ.

I hope you find the list helpful and thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide in identifying new statements.

Over the next few days for me it is:

CTRL-F for “exchange” shows 294 entries within this 410 page beast which you can access at http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/262381.pdf

More U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy Reports available at http://www.state.gov/pdcommission/reports/index.htm

A sampling of books found in my Bury Book International Education Library & Archive


The final Twitter metrics from the 2016 Australian International Education Conference (#aiec2016) are available via Tweet Binder at https://www.tweetbinder.com/rs/w8kA2XTIlJi

Like most international education conferences that I’m unable to attend I followed and engaged with the conference and attendees via the conference hashtag from Chicago as I find this to be a valuable exercise on many levels.  What was great about AIEC 2016 this year is that the conference (I presume) teamed up with Tweet Binder and they provided some very informative Twitter metrics about the conference.

Following are screen shots (click on photos to enlarge) I took of some of the most interesting metrics and two include how well my #aiec2016 engagement fared compared to others.  I’m particularly proud to be ranked 2nd as a contributor with the highest impact at 869,033 Impacts (I was also the 5th most active and second in terms of retweets).  The contributor with the greatest impact was IDP Database (@IDPDRIE) at 2,154,439 Impacts and the third highest ranked contributor was The PIE News (@ThePIENews) with 509,139 Impacts.  I’m in good company!

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I’ll be attending theupcoming IIE Generation Study Abroad Summit as a member of the media (for IHEC Blog) and not as being from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I’ll be blogging, tweeting and posting to Facebook before, during and after the Summit!  I’m hoping to secure some great interviews with key people associated with Generation Study Abroad as well as other prominent stakeholders in the field.  I also plan to try out Facebook Live so stay tuned to IHEC Blog‘s Facebook page!

This Summit will be my first officialpress credentials for an international education event…although I had quasi-press credentials for my blog when the Fulbright Scholarship Board held their quarterly meeting at the University of Chicago back in May 2013.

Will you be there? It would be great to connect!

#GenerationStudyAbroad #IIESummit2016


I frequently receive requests for informational interviews from people eager to enter the field of international education and I’m more than happy to schedule a meeting or phone/skype call (schedule permitting). To be sure, there are several opportunities for those wanting to enter the field to learn more and engage others in the process. One such resource that I’ve been affiliated with for some time now is the Global Pro Institute offered by Brooke Roberts and Inside Study Abroad. More information on the Global Pro Institute follows below.

Inside Study Abroad is excited to announce the open enrollment for the Fall 2016 Cohort of the Global Pro Institute, a 6-week online professional development, training, and coaching program for aspiring professionals in international education.

Learn more from Inside Study Abroad here!

This program provides a much-needed community of support and comprehensive information to help bridge the gap between being a passionate international programs participant and to a competent international education professional. Enrollment for the program ends Sunday, October 2 , and the program officially begins Monday, October 3, 2016.

What You’ll Learn & What You’ll Get

  • Module 1: Gain an experienced, insider’s view of the International Education and Meaningful Travel field/industry from how the space is structured, who the key players are, the big issues/topics of the day, and the inside baseball of what makes this industry tick.

  • Module 2: Learn how to build your professional brand in a way that works and helps you stand out in the crowded international education space.

  • Module 3: Learn how to identify, establish, and grow relationships in a way that feels good to everyone. Your professional network never looked so good!

  • Module 4: You’ll need more than passion to land a job in international education. In this module we dive into the knowledge and skills necessary to transform from participant to professional.

  • Module 5: Everyone says you need experience to get a job in IE. In this module, I show you how to get practical and relevant experience in international education to help you land your dream job.

  • Module 6: This is the culmination of everything we’ve tackled in the program. We’ll package up your brand, knowledge and skills, network, and experience to create resumes and cover letters that get noticed, read, and onto the “yes” pile.

  • 6 In-depth Training Modules will take you through the course material. The modules are video-based, but you’ll also have access to the slides to follow along. You have lifetime access to the material so you can keep up week to week or go at your own pace.

  • 6 Live Group Coaching Calls. Each week you can join me for a live group video chat where I answer any and all questions you have about the program, launching your career, the IE industry, and more. These are candid and we dive deep! (Of course, all of these are recorded and you can go back to them any time.)

  • Lifetime access to the video lessons(as well as access to the slides for each one). I’ve designed this program so you can complete it in just 6 weeks, but you also have the option of going at your own pace. Review your favorite modules and pick it back up whenever you’d like.

  • A comprehensive workbook we call the Roadmap filled with checklists, questionnaires, cheat sheets, scripts and worksheets for each module.

  • Lifetime access to the GPI Community, an exclusive forum for asking questions, sharing your progress, offering feedback, meeting others in the course, posting opportunities, and linking to helpful resources.

  • Lifetime access to any future trainings, masterclasses, and bonuses added to the Global Pro Institute.

“Mostly, I felt deflated because no one would give me a chance to apply my talents, knowledge, and experience,” Brooke says, about her own experience breaking into the field of international education.

The Global Pro Institute is the culmination of Brooke’s decade-long career in international education and meaningful travel – from grad assistant, to senior vice president, to founder and CEO of her own travel company. The program weaves together tried and true approaches to networking, skills building, knowledge development, gaining experience, and the mechanics of applying for and landing a job you love. Brooke has not only applied these strategies to her own career, but has hired, trained and coached others to do the same.

The Global Pro Institute will prepare individuals to take charge of their career and prepares them to tackle any transition from getting a job, landing a promotion, transitioning in and around the various roles within the field, and anything else they can dream up.

Learn more about the Global Pro Institute here.

Enrollment closes on Sunday, October 3 at 11pm CST.

Note:  David Comp and IHEC Blog are affiliates of the Global Pro Institute