Global challenges need the best academic brains to solve them. The humanities, sciences and social sciences all play vital roles, but these must work together in interdisciplinary ways to build effective solutions. Yet tomorrow’s leaders continue to be educated in traditional academic silos. Worse still, could our current obsession with the economic value of studying business and STEM related subjects turn many away from the humanities and social sciences?
This session presents research on educational pathways of global leaders, showcases how a multinational corporation uses interdisciplinary approaches in serving the world’s poorest populations and examines the benefits of an integrated academic experience.