Meeting the global challenge through diversity

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dc.contributor.author Simone, Albert
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-29T13:25:40Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-29T13:25:40Z
dc.date.issued 2006-02-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/10336
dc.description Presentation to the Fortnightly club, Feb. 7, 2006. en_US
dc.description.abstract In what follows, we shall describe some of the key challenges facing the United States at this time. We shall cite some general macro economic statistics which describe the U.S. economy over time and in relationship to other countries. The economic challenges we cite are cause for alarm. We shall also speak to some of the data which describe the general status of education – at the K through 12 and university levels – in this country. Again, there is a significant case for alarm. The economic discussion points to a problem that threatens our quality of life, standard of living, and, ultimately, even our democracy. The discussion around education is important because, as I shall argue in a later section of this paper, it is the key to meeting the challenge. The solution, however, is not just to have more people better educated in particular disciplines. Rather, it is creating a system and changing the culture so that a particular segment of our population – namely, women and minorities (especially women) – become more fully engaged in specific academic disciplines which lead to expertise in particular professions. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Rochester Institute of Technology en_US
dc.subject Financial en_US
dc.subject Global challenge en_US
dc.subject Misery index en_US
dc.subject World is Flat en_US
dc.title Meeting the global challenge through diversity en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US

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