Skip to main content
Initiative: Vying for Talent Series: Vying for Talent
Students walk between classes in the Wynn Commons on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Mostoller

Can US higher education maintain its global competitiveness?

, , and

How can U.S. higher education maintain its edge in attracting global talent? In the latest episode of “Vying for Talent,” Amy E. Gadsden, the University of Pennsylvania’s associate vice provost for global initiatives, addresses the importance of international talent flows for American competitiveness. In conversation with co-hosts Jude Blanchette and Ryan Hass, Dr. Gadsden emphasizes the importance of people-to-people exchange as the “oxygen” that fuels U.S.-China relations.

Vying for Talent podcast is part of the Brookings Podcast Network. Subscribe and listen on AppleSpotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Send feedback email to

Amy E. Gadsden

Associate Vice Provost for Global Initiatives

Executive Director of Penn China Initiatives - Penn Global, The University of Pennsylvania

Get daily updates from Brookings