International Education Week: Advocating for International Students & Scholars in the United States
U.S. travel bans, both pre-pandemic and during the pandemic, hindered academics from study, research, and critical scientific collaborations. As travel halted, advocacy and activism grew in support of international students and scholars. Online communities sprouted across social media platforms to share concerns about discrimination and lack of opportunity. Hear how some international scholars found their voice to communicate for change. This moderated panel features Dr. Valeria Barra, Caltech Research Software Engineer, Dr. Carmen Falcone, postdoctoral scholar at UC Davis, and Dr. Valerio Francioni, postdoctoral scholar at MIT.