Webinar Series

Webinars are online discussions that usually feature a few experts who discuss specific topics while audience, of any size, watch and may also ask questions of the discussants. Below are some of the topic areas of our discussion.

If you’d like to contribute to the conversation as an expert, please contact us at [contact@starscholars.org]. If you’d like to listen to upcoming webinars, please click here.

We will continue to add past webinars below:

Below are links to past webinars on related subjects (organized at the time by JIS, which is now a partner of STAR):

  • Webinar 1 (September 10, 2016: Helping International Students Understand US College Culture and Navigate Support Systems): [Video]  [Notes] Guest speakers: Dr. Christina W. Yao, University of Nebraska- Lincoln; Dr. Jason Li, Wichita State University; Dr. Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University;  Dr. Krishna Bista, University of Louisiana at Monroe]
  • Webinar 2 (October 27, 2016 @ 2 pm CST: Student mobility in higher education): [Video] [Notes] Guest speakers: Dr. Anita Gopal, University of Maryland, College Park; Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser, George Washington University; Dr. Diana Carlin, Saint Louis University; Dr. David Comp, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Dr. Eunjin Hwang, Sam Houston State University]
  • Webinar 3 (Nov 17, 2016 @ 2 pm CST: Academic services: Best practices and gaps); [Video]  [Notes] Guest Speakers: Dr. Amir Alakaam, University of North Dakota; Mr. Emmanuel Akanwa, Central Michigan University; Dr. Joanna Al-Youssef, The University of Nottingham; Dr. Swathi Ravichandran, Kent State University; Dr. Nara Martirosyan, Sam Houston State University,Dr. Tara Madden-Dent, Sierra Nevada College]
  • Webinar 4 (Dec 15, 2016 @ 2 pm CST: Immigration issues: Persisting gaps): [Guest Speakers: Dr. Elif Balin, San Francisco State University; Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University; Mr. Arthur Serratelli, Serratelli Mijal PLLC (Immigration Attorneys-at-Law), Video]
  • Webinar 5 (Jan 26, 2017 @ 2 pm CST: International student retention, admissions, and transfer): [Guest Speakers:  Dr. Chris R. Glass, Old Dominion University; Dr Suzan Kommers, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Dr. Susan Boafo-Arthur, University of Scranton; Dr. Jun Liu, Stony Brook University (SUNY); Mr. Emmanuel Akanwa, Central Michigan University; Dr. Stephanie McRae, Spelman College; Video  NOTES]
  • Webinar 6 (March1, 2017 @ 4 pm CST: Global Engagement: Domestic students as international students). [Guest Speakers: Dr. Rosalind Latiner Raby, Director of California Colleges for International Education; Dr. Prashanti Chennamsetti, Texas A&M University; Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University; Dr. Daniela Ascarelli, Drexel University. Video ]
  • Webinar 7 (Apr 20, 2017 @ 2 pm CST: International higher education: Policies and perspectives of sending and hosting countries) [Guest Speakers:  Dr. Tara Madden-Dent, Sierra Nevada College, USA; Dr. Lindsay Bridges Coco, University of Georgia, USA; Emmanuel Akanwa, Central Michigan University, USA; Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University, USA; Dr. Ourania Katsara, University of Patras, Greece) Video,  NOTES]

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Role of Nepali Diaspora in Higher Education in Nepal