Higher Education: The New Global Economic War

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies in Ridgefield
7:00 PM, Wednesday, January 23, 2019 PST
Location: Ridgefield (click for map)

There were 13 million university students in 1960. In 2015, their ranks had swollen to nearly 200 million. Universities are operating in the world’s most competitive knowledge economy and they are waging a ferocious battle to attract the brightest minds from around the globe.

“Higher Education” delves into the key decision-making seats where money and politics intermingle, and reveals the deep cultural divide between a lucrative Anglo-Saxon model of funding and the universal independent European model. This film asks the questions: who really benefits from this heightened competition? Just how much debt should students take on? What is the real price for our societies? Should higher education be a commodity?

Our panel discussion will feature WSU Vancouver professors Sue Peabody and Desiree Hellegers.

Special Guests: Drs. Sue Peabody and Desiree Hellegers

Sponsors: Ridgefield Community Library Old Liberty Theater

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2031200773640386/

Release Year: 2016

Running Time: 84 minutes

Director: John-Robert Viallet

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  1. Deanna
    #1 Deanna 10 January, 2019, 13:23

    I plan on attending.

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  2. CJ
    #2 CJ 24 January, 2019, 14:17

    Last night’s discussion was very thought provoking. I made a comment about the value of journalism. On further thought, I wonder about the role of non-STEM curriculum, i.e. humanities and fluff. My question is: What would STEM people do for leisure activity if STEM is the only way to make a decent living? Who will discuss with us the ethics? Bottom line, is our purpose to make money or something else?

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