Ira Bogotch is a professor of educational leadership at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. For the past two decades Ira’s scholarship has focused on leadership for social justice, conceptually and in specific contexts. Ira has traveled recently to Canada and Germany to study school integration of Syrian newcomers, the topic of his initial blog, as well as to Israel, where he spoke at the national conference of educational leadership programs. He has given papers, invited and peer-reviewed, in Italy, Ireland, Egypt, Scotland, England, Australia, and Malaysia. He has co-edited two international handbooks.