Worldview with Dr. Richard N. Haass


Worldview with Dr. Richard N. Haass
Thursday, June 1, 2017

Richard HaassDr. Richard N. Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, was the NAFSA Worldview guest on a live webcast offered free of charge to international educators and friends of our community. The topic of the NAFSA Worldview was “Knowledge, Power, and Populism: Universities in a Changing International Order." Dr. Haass, the author of A World in Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order, analyzes current tensions. International education, including the exchange of students and scholars, is part of building a sense of shared interests in our modern world order. Yet that order is under stress. In many countries, we see the erosion of respect for fact-based decision-making and expertise in public discourse. Authoritarians attack scholars who defend norms beyond the expedient. Dr. Haass addresses the implications of an erosion of world order for colleges and universities and the exchange of scholars and students. “How might international political turbulence affect international education?”


About Richard N. Haass, DPhil
Throughout his career, Dr. Richard Haass has combined scholarship, diplomacy, and policy-making. He chaired the U.S. State Department’s Policy Planning Staff under Secretary of State Colin Powell. At that time, he worked with Esther Brimmer, DPhil, whose term spanned administrations. He has served on the National Security Council, and he has also authored and edited numerous books on American foreign policy. Currently Dr. Haass serves as president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). a New York-based think tank specializing in U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. CFR's mission is to “be a resource for its members; government officials; business executives; journalists; educators and students; civic and religious leaders; and other interested citizens in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries.”

NAFSA thanks The California State University System for its generous support of NAFSA Worldview with Dr. Richard N. Haass.