Recent turmoil in the Middle East shows that foreign language study needs to be a priority.
About the Authors
Ambassador (retired) Michael Lemmon is former Dean of the State Department's School of Language Studies, Chair of the Language Flagship Group and a member of QFI's Arabic Language Advisory Board.
Mahmoud Al-Batal is Associate Professor and director of the Arabic Flagship program at the University of Texas, Austin.
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