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We can't solve global challenges like pandemics, climate change, and terrorism by ourselves.

Richard Haass President, Council on Foreign Relations
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We’re All Connected: The Importance of Global Literacy

We’re All Connected: The Importance of Global Literacy

Show Notes

As we’ve seen with the coronavirus pandemic and anti-racism protests — distance no longer means much. What started in a Chinese city spread to the corners of the earth and what happened on the streets of Minneapolis launched action around the globe. We live in a global era and what happens thousands of miles away can deeply affect our lives. Richard Haass, author of the new book The World: A Brief Introduction, says global literacy is a must this day in age because what happens outside a country matters enormously to what happens inside. He speaks with Jane Harman, president of the Woodrow Wilson Center, about his book and relevant contemporary issues. The views and opinions of the speakers in the podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the Aspen Institute.

This conversation was held on June 2nd by the Society of Fellows at the Aspen Institute. The Society of Fellows is a national community of diverse and distinguished leaders who sustain and support the Aspen Institute. Members enjoy unparalleled access to Institute programs and events, including unique experiences with nationally-recognized speakers. Join the Society of Fellows to advance the mission of the Aspen Institute.

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