Why Young People Need Global Education

The 21st century brings with it unprecedented global uncertainty, interconnectedness, and unimaginable opportunity. Yet many students in the United States and around the world complete their formal education with insufficient tools to navigate this new world. This session examines some of the foundational skills, acquired through traditional and innovative means, that young people need to make sense of the world around them and drive forward in business, foreign policy, and our increasingly diverse communities.

Festival: 2017

Watch and Listen: World

President Obama told incoming President Trump that North Korea would likely be the toughest item on his to-do list, and... See more
Why do some leap ahead while others fall behind in today’s chaotic, connected world? Two visionary thinkers take you on... See more
Writer Wajahat Ali talks to The Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg about his trip — and subsequent feature story and... See more
Around the world, people who are angry at stagnant wages and growing inequality have rebelled against established... See more
The grand European experiment of a shared currency, economy, and joint governance — a Nobel Peace Prize-worthy idea... See more
Nearly every tension across the Middle East — from the war in Syria to Saudi Arabia’s blockade of Qatar to the United... See more

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