Ben Wildavsky lecture at World Affairs Council, San Francisco on May 12, 2010

For more information: http://www.itsyourworld.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=2732&SnID=1993329581

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Date:         Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Time:         6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location:   World Affairs Council, San Francisco
Street:       312 Sutter Street Second Floor
San Francisco, CA

Description
Every year, nearly three million international students study outside of their home countries, a 40 percent increase since 1999. Newly created or expanded universities in China, India, and Saudi Arabia are now competing with European and North American academic institutions for faculty, students, and research preeminence. Meanwhile, satellite campuses of Western universities are springing up from . How is international competition for the brightest minds transforming the world of higher education? While some university and government officials see the rise of worldwide academic competition as a threat, Ben Wildavsky argues that the increased international mobility of students and cross-border expansion of higher education is creating a new global meritocracy, one in which the spread of knowledge benefits everyone–both educationally and economically.

For more information: http://www.itsyourworld.org/assnfe/ev.asp?ID=2732&SnID=1993329581