Thomas Pepinsky, associate professor of government, writes in this Chronicle of Higher Education commentary that the 2018 budget draft released by the Trump administration which proposes cuts to international and area studies would have a devastating impact on foreign policy.
"These proposed cuts represent more than an impending crisis for international and area studies in the United States," writes Pepinsky. "They would also deal a catastrophic blow to the government’s ability to make effective foreign policy for decades to come. Because President Trump’s proposed budget would also gut the Department of State, starving it of resources, the U.S. higher-education system must take a leading role in protecting those institutions — colleges, universities, professional organizations, and others — where faculty members and students will retain that lost expertise.
Read the full op-ed in the Chronicle of Higher Education.