We’re pleased to feature this Q&A with Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass on key issues in foreign affairs, globalization, higher education and his latest book, The World: A Brief Introduction.

Haass spoke with NEBHE President and CEO Michael K. Thomas and NEJHE Executive Editor John O. Harney on Monday, July 28, 2021, via Zoom.

Among Haass’s mantras: “Universities have departments but the world doesn’t.” He believes in interdisciplinary thinking. And he believes higher education is ripe for disruption.

Here are selected video excerpts from the interview:

The Council on Foreign Relations as Education Partner

Topping Up at the Intellectual Gas Station

Crowdsourcing Change

A Hybrid Future: Higher Ed Was Ripe for Disruption

Why Business Management Needs Global Awareness

Trends Were In Place Before the Pandemic

Good for Them and Good for Us

Soft Power: The Strength of U.S. Higher Education

Interdisciplinary Needs: Universities Have Departments; the World Doesn’t

A World 101 Curriculum

Core Curriculum: Familiarity with the World and Civics

International Students Are a Source of Strength

Will the Market Reward World Literacy?

World Knowledge: A Lifelong Learning Endeavor

Isolationism: The World Isn’t Tired of Us

Globalization: What Began in Wuhan Didn’t Stay in Wuhan

Here is the full video of The New England Journal of Higher Education‘s Q&A session with Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of The World: A Brief Introduction, interviewed by NEJHE Executive Editor John O. Harney and NEBHE President and CEO Michael K. Thomas: