In our actual class time, we heard a lecture on “Trans-Atlantic Education” from Dr. Isensee, learned about the Young Islam Conference, and listened to Dr. Georgi’s work on diversity in education. The reading for the week that kind of tied these topics together was “Can Matthew Crawford Deliver us from Distraction,” an article by Michael Roth published in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Drawing on one of the article’s themes, neoliberalism, and connecting it to narratives of refugees and migrants that we have been exposed to. In our discussion, Yi Shi and I talked extensively about responsibility and cause and effect. Going off Rhissa’s talk, we thought about how many European countries laid claim to many of the resources found in Africa, but refuse to harbor the refugees and migrants that are created by these old colonial attitudes. It seems as though colonial responsibility doesn’t extend to the recovery of human beings. Some of the stuff Rhissa said came back to me after this discussion, since he has lived the situation that Yi Shi and I only talked about in hypotheticals. His critical views on the Western narrative of poverty-stricken and developmentally delayed African nations stuck with me in particular, especially his “France is powered by Africa” comment. I know that I was never taught to think critically about responsibility in a globalization context, but after listening to Andre and Rhissa, I am struck with the discrepancies of neoliberalism. We can value the labour and resources that another country can provide, but we can’t value their people and differences. I’m excited to explore more about this immigrant narrative as it is portrayed through film as I continue to work on my research project.