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council on foreign relations

Not too long ago, American students were required to study civics and geography – courses intended to make them better citizens of the world. In recent years, books like The World Is Flat pointed out the need for global awareness.

As part of WGBH’s ongoing look at the role of higher education in this country and the world, we will be asking big thinkers to assess the state of America’s global competitiveness. WGBH’s Kirk Carapezza recently traveled to New York City to talk with Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

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