Teaching The World: A Webinar with Richard Haass

By Kayleigh Voss | May 15 2020 | HistorySocial Studies

On behalf of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), we invite you to participate in a CFR Educators Webinar via Zoom on Tuesday, May 19, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (ET).

CFR President Richard N. Haass will lead the discussion on The World: A Brief Introduction, his new book designed to provide readers with the essential background and building blocks needed to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world. The World focuses on crucial history, what makes each region of the world tick, the many challenges that globalization presents, and the most influential countries, events, and ideas that shape the world and in turn shape our lives.

At a time when many of our biggest challenges—pandemics, climate change, cybersecurity, financial crises—come from beyond our borders, The World serves as an essential guide for students to navigate this global era—particularly during a crisis the likes of which we haven’t seen in a century—and to make informed choices as citizens and voters. There are also plans to produce by the end of May a semester-length course based on the book that could be used in a remote, distance-learning context or on campus.

If you would like to join this interactive webinar, please email cfracademic@cfr.org by Monday, May 18 at 5:00 p.m. (ET), and we will send you the meeting access instructions on Monday evening. We invite you to forward this invitation to any colleagues in higher education who might be interested.

We look forward to having you join us for this discussion.

*See Teaching Notes for The World  here.*

Email K12education@edu.penguinrandomhouse.com to request a digital exam copy.

The World
A Brief Introduction
978-0-399-56239-6
An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders.
$28.00 US
May 12, 2020
Hardcover
400 Pages
Penguin Press
Grades 9-12 + AP/IB