International affairs

University Officials In North Texas Talk About Why Foreign Student Enrollment Is Down

Tue, Nov 28, 2017 - 10:45am

Recent headlines, like the Trump administration’s efforts to ban travelers from certain countries, have raised questions in education circles about whether U.S. politics are having an impact on foreign student enrollment at American universities. 

I spoke with KERA's managing editor Eric Aasen about a recent international enrollment report and what local university officials are saying.

The enrollment study

In a new report called “Open Doors” by the Institute...

Geography professor gives his perspective on ISIS and Russia-Turkey dispute

Sat, Nov 28, 2015 - 9:49am

On possible rise of ISIS in India: The ‘lone wolf’ phenomena could happen just about anywhere in the world, so there is not much to add to this in the Indian context. But I do think that there are certain contexts that we should be mindful of in understanding implications for radical Islamist Ideas in India. First, a large number of Indian Muslims, devoid of employment opportunities in India in the organized sectors of the economy, have been working in the Middle East for the past several decades. While living and providing labor in countries like Saudi Arabia, UAE and many others, they have come in contact with...