Florida Tech President T. Dwayne McCay Guest on WBUR's On Point

Feb 2, 2017

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American Tech And Education, Behind Trump’s WallFebruary 02, 2017Share

Columbia University students gather to protest President Donald Trump's immigration order in New York. (Frank Franklin II/AP)

  This broadcast is a part of the #OnPoint100 Day Spotlight.

American higher-ed and high tech are looking with dismay at President Trump’s view of borders and the world. 

Donald Trump talks about “America first” and walls and tighter borders, and shows a harder face to the world. American high tech and higher education have thrived by doing just the opposite. American universities brim with the brains and money of international students. American high tech giants are decidedly global and often founded by immigrants. These two sectors are American jewels. Global leaders. Will they stay that way? This hour in our On Point 100-Day Spotlight, high tech and higher-ed in the time of Trump. -- Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Karin Fischer, senior reporter at the Chronicle of Higher Education. (@karinfischer)

Davey Alba, staff writer for WIRED. (@daveyalba)

Dwayne McCay, president of the Florida Institute of Technology, where he is also a professor of physics and space sciences and mechanical and aerospace engineering.

Vivek Wadhwa, distinguished fellow and professor at Carnegie Mellon University Engineering at Silicon Valley. Director of research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke University. Co-author of "The Immigrant Exodus" and "Innovating Women." (@wadhwa)

John Miano, fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies. Co-author, with Michelle Malkin, of "Sold Out."