Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman
The Great Brain Race: The Globalization of Higher Education (#132)
Guests: Ben Wildavsky. Author of The Great Brain Race: How Global Universities are Reshaping the World, and a senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation. Beth McMurtrie, Senior Editor of international-news at The Chronicle of Higher Education. Peter N. Stearns, Provost at George Mason University and author of Educating Global Citizens in Colleges and Universities.
It's not just American business that has gone global; American universities have too. In response to the worldwide demand for American-style higher education, American universities have expanded into countries across the globe - opening branches from Cairo to Canberra. [26 minutes]
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Series Description: From the producers of "Think Tank with Ben Wattenburg," Ideas in Action with Jim Glassman is a new half-hour weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each edition of Ideas in Action presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines. In the tradition of the long-running PBS series Think Tank, the program limits itself to one topic per half-hour edition in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.
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