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Weekly Wisdom 3/21/22 - James Kvaal

Bridget Burns, CEO of the University Innovation Alliance, and Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder of Inside Higher Ed, speak with James Kvaal, U.S. Under Secretary of Education. He talks about leadership at the federal level, understanding the perspectives of advocates from outside the government, and the critical details of what it takes to be an effective communicator. Topics include:


  • Emulating the best qualities of high-profile leaders with whom he's worked

  • How nonprofit sector experiences improved his effectiveness as a federal appointee

  • How education policy happens

  • The future of American higher ed that he'd like to see

  • The difference between what we say and what others hear

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