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The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation

Karl Eikenberry, a distinguished fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, believes that the humanities belong at the center of American foreign policy. And his voice matters. The retired United States Army lieutenant general and former United States ambassador to Afghanistan put cultural ventures, such as the Turquoise Mountain Project, at the heart of his diplomacy. He continues his advocacy through his leadership on the congressionally commissioned report "The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive and Secure Nation." Hear from this accomplished public servant in a conversation with Jerome McDonnell, long-time host of Worldview, the global affairs program on WBEZ 91.5. This program is presented in partnership with the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. This program was recorded on Nov. 8, 2014 as part of the 25th Anniversary Chicago Humanities Festival, Journeys: http://chf.to/2014Journeys.

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