The Economic and Social Impact of Language

Nelson Mandela said, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” With the rise of China, India and other Asian countries, what languages do we teach in school? Bengali?Punjabi? Nope. Think this is a bit of an issue for our economic and political future? Ayup!

So does Amelia Friedman.  That's why she founded and runs the Student Language Exchange. As she starts her senior year at Brown, her sense of urgency is should ours! This has profound implications for our innovation and economic success and national security. Read more.

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