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Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Big Questions 2022 at Macalester

What is the future of internationalism for the U.S., and what does it mean for higher education?

Over the decades, people with star power—Nixon, Disney, Obama—have taken so-called “goodwill tours” to express benevolent interest and strengthen international ties. But lately, the idea of “internationalism” has become murky. The U.S. sells a vision of utopia to the world, yet also seems determined to keep foreigners out. As American attitudes, policies, and international barriers shift with U.S. foreign policy, what does this mean for higher education? How will this impact our ability to recruit and retain the best students from around the world?

Join Dr. Ernesto Capello, professor of history and Latin American studies and Dr. David Wick ‘91, Associate Professor; Program Chair, International Education Management at Middlebury Institute of International Studies in conversation with President Suzanne Rivera.

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Mairs Concert Hall, Macalester College
62 Macalester St Saint Paul, MN 55105
6:45 - 7:00 PM Registration open
7:00 - 8:00 PM Presentation 

Macalester expects that all in-person attendees:

  • Be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 test 48 hours prior to the event. 
  • Wear a well-fitted mask whenever indoors at the event unless eating food or drinking a beverage.
  • Stay home if they have had a known exposure within 14 days of the event or are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms


Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Parents and Families, Staff, Students

Admission: FREE

Sponsors: Advancement, Alumni Engagement, Special Events

Listed under: Alumni Events, Front Page Events


Music Building - Mairs Concert Hall

130 Macalester St.

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