From The Margaret Mead Symposium: Whither the United States in the World?
Commemorating the centennial of the birth of Margaret Mead.
December 2 & 3, 2001
Sponsors: Library of Congress and The Smithsonian Institution
What does it mean that the world is globalizing? Panelists discuss relevant Mead writings and who is able to benefit from the process of globalization.
Speaker: Robert Henderson
Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars
Henderson relates some of Mead’s writings to meetings he took part in, in the 1970s, about non-security components of United States national security policy, and discusses the idea that what neighboring countries believe, and engaging them matters.
Speaker: Craig Kielburger
Founder and Chairman, Free the Kids
Kielburger argues that the world is not yet truly a global society, despite technology and mass communication. The reason for this, he says, is that many countries are still not considered a part of a globalized world and nearly half the world’s population still live in relative poverty.
Speaker: Ben Wattenberg
Senior Fellow, American Enterprise Institute and moderator of PBS's Think Tank
Wattenberg explains why he sees globalization as the modern version of the Marshall Plan.