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Will US-China Competition Unseat US Lead in Higher Education?

Brian Hanson, Karin Fischer, and William Kirby discuss how America’s universities fare in an age of increased global competition and fragmentation.
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About the Episode

As global institutions focused on research, innovation, and ideas, universities have historically been closely tied to geopolitical power. Today, America’s world-leading universities face growing competition, particularly from China, with far-reaching implications. Chronicle of Higher Education senior writer Karin Fischer and Harvard Business School professor and author William Kirby join Deep Dish to discuss how America's universities achieved their global preeminence, why this is now threatened, and how they might respond.

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About the Experts
Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Karin Fischer is a senior writer at The Chronicle of Higher Education where she writes on international education, colleges and the economy, and is the author of the Chronicle’s Latitudes newsletter.
Professor, China Studies, Harvard University; Professor, Harvard Business School
William Kirby is a professor of China Studies and professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He has also served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard. Kirby is also the author of book, "Empire of Ideas: Creating Modern Universities from Germany to America to China".
Vice President, Studies
Brian Hanson is the Vice President of Studies at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He oversees the Council's research operations and hosts the Council's weekly podcast, Deep Dish on Global Affairs.

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