Terri E. Givens is Professor of Political Science at McGill University. She served as the CEO and Founder of Brighter Higher Ed. She has held leadership positions as Vice Provost at the University of Texas at Austin and Provost of Menlo College (first African American and woman); professorships at the University of Texas at Austin, and the University of Washington. She was the founding director at the Center for European Studies at the University of Texas and led the university’s efforts in Mexico and Latin America as Vice Provost for International Activities. At Menlo College she led faculty and staff in developing programs for first generation students, updating curriculum and infrastructure for evidence-based assessment. She is the author/editor of books and articles on immigration policy, European politics and security. Her most recent books are Radical Empathy: Finding a Path to Bridging Racial Divides and the textbook Immigration in the 21st Century.