*In an effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, One To World will be holding the upcoming fall membership meetings as Zoom conference calls. Call-in instructions will be sent to membership via email prior to each meeting. Please check back for updates on future meetings in the spring.
Membership meetings offer professional development and peer support to One To World's members in the greater New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. These meetings constitute the single most valuable forum in the NY metropolitan area for international educators to exchange ideas, share best practices, and network with colleagues.
The first hour consists of a discussion of immigration-related issues with Immigration and Regulations Roundtable experts, Goldstein and Cheung LLP, Helen Leonard, NYU, and Regina Degnan, Columbia. The second hour is devoted to diverse topics of importance to international educators and to promote best practices in the field.
One To World Monthly Membership Meetings 2020-21
September 8, 2020
Beginning the Academic Year During the Ongoing Pandemic: Current Challenges and Silver Linings
Chairs: Laura Arthur, Director, ISSO, Drew University & Gale Lynch, Senior Director for Global Engagement & ISS, The New School
October 13, 2020
One To World Annual Meeting
This meeting brings together our membership, supporters, Board of Directors and staff to share out organization updates from the previous year and announce board election results. This year's keynote speaker, Miriam Feldblum, will begin the meeting reflecting on the future of international student education in the U.S., and explore the stakes for higher education, and the ways that colleges and universities can advocate for international students and inclusive immigration policies.
Keynote Speaker: Miriam Feldblum, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Presidents' Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration
November 10, 2020
Mental Health and Emotional Wellness for International Students
At this meeting, we will be hearing from Justin A. Chen, MD, MPH who is the Founder and Executive Director of MGH Center for Cross-Cultural Student Emotional Wellness in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He will be offering insight to help our member institutions promote the emotional health and psychological resilience of our international student population.
December 8, 2020