Today's global economy is exerting its power on higher education around the world. As technical skills gain in value, broad liberal arts education is losing its popularity. But in two of the world's economic powerhouses, the United States and China, there are still those who argue for the enduring value of the liberal arts in creating creative, critical thinkers and citizens. We discuss global shifts in higher education and why it matters.
Ruth Hayhoe, professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Emily Auerbach, director of the Odyssey Project, co-host of "University of the Air" at Wisconsin Public Radio, and Project Director of "The Courage to Write" series of radio documentaries on women writers