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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Singer

Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour Interviews William Kirby

This is a recent interview with Harvard China Studies Professor William Kirby. While he discusses the current U.S.-China relationship in terms of politics, pandemic, economics, and areas where we can and still do cooperate, his comments on higher education and the future are particularly noteworthy. American universities need top talent (students and instructors), wherever they may be from, because "we need to compete against the best to be the best." Though buffeted by ongoing ill winds, in higher education, "the game is still America's to lose." He closes by noting how important the U.S.-China relationship will remain over the next many decades because our mutual relationship is "likely to be the most important bilateral relationship in the world." Give Professor Kirby a listen.

—-Andrew Singer


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