“In our age of economic globalization and political uncertainties, producing graduates with a broad global vision and in-depth knowledge of one or two foreign languages or scholarly disciplines is a vital hedge against instability.
When changes to the international order do come, they come suddenly and from unexpected quarters, as we saw in 2011 when the public suicide of a street hawker in Tunisia sparked the overthrow of governments across the region.
. . . [I]f funding shortfalls compromise the arts, humanities and social sciences they weaken Alberta’s capacity for informed engagement with the 21st-century world.”
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