Bryan McAllister-Grande is a fifth-year doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. His research interests include the history of education, intellectual history, internationalization and U.S. engagement with the world. Bryan's dissertation, "The Crisis of the Western University and the Rebirth of Liberal Education, 1935 - 1950" examines the reconstruction of American higher education in the face of a widespread crisis of learning. At Harvard he is a Spencer Foundation New Civics Scholar and participates in the Civic and Moral Education Initiative. Previously Bryan was Associate Director for Global Affairs at Brandeis University and a member of the national leadership team of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. He continues to be involved in NAFSA, the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH).