What kind of education fosters innovation and creates more competitive countries, successful companies, and high-paying jobs? STEM programs are in fashion, while the liberal arts have been under attack. But according to Fareed Zakaria, we need both.
In his new book and speech, In Defense of a Liberal Education, Zakaria argues that success in most professional fields requires creativity, lateral thinking, design sensibility, strong communication, and the ability to continually learn. These are the gifts of a well-rounded liberal arts education. As Steve Jobs said, "It's in Apple's DNA that technology alone is not enough. That it's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our hearts sing." Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, a columnist for The Washington Post, and the bestselling author of The Post-American World and The Future of Freedom. Contact us to arrange for Fareed Zakaria to speak at your next event.