President Boren to give speech about global education
OU President David Boren will discuss the need for language and international skills in the 21st century as the keynote speaker at 5 p.m. tonight at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C., according to a National Security Education Program press release.
Because of his experience as a U.S. Senator and authoring the National Security Education Act of 1991, Boren was asked by the Institute of International Education, the National Security Education Program and the Language Flagship Group to address "Global Education in the 21st Century: A National Imperative" and how the need for language education has evolved since 1991, according to the press release.
"Nearly two decades ago, Sen. Boren had the foresight to recognize the need for more Americans to speak critical languages," said Allan E. Goodman, president and CEO of the Institute of International Education, in a press release.
Boren's speech will end a daylong discussion on systematic national, state and local language education efforts, according to the release.