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Higher Education in an Unsettled Century: Handmaiden or Pathmaker?

In an increasingly interdependent and turbulent world, we confront a future of great uncertainty. The perils are many, yet the opportunity remains for a fundamental change in ways of thinking and organizing society. In this quest, higher education can play a transformative role in the domains of education, understanding, and action, and especially the cultivation of informed and thoughtful global citizens. But first it must transform itself.

Published in Higher Education in the World 4: Higher Education’s Commitment to Sustainability: from Understanding to Action, edited by Miquel Barcel√≥, 12-15. Barcelona: Global University Network for Innovation (GUNi), 2012.