A Dirt Road to the Future: Education on the Global Front Lines

by Ethan Casey
“We can learn a great deal from the stories of others, even others we might think are the least like us.”
  – Edwidge Danticat speaking to incoming freshmen at Texas Christian University, August 18, 2013
A Dirt Road to the Future is a refreshing look at the purpose of a university education. Ethan Casey is not an academic, but an author who writes books on issues confronting the developing world. It is what makes this book restorative: His perspective views the university through a lens dialed in on international education. What is the purpose of student international travel? What does 21st-century ‘global citizenship’ look like? Where is the overlap between international service and higher education? The answers are in the narrative, and they help frame the purpose of a university education, both for those receiving the education and for those who design it.”
  – Dr. David Howell, Professor of Humanities at Milwaukee School of Engineering and author of The Descent into Happiness
With additional contributions by novelist Edwidge Danticat, actress Zana Marjanovic (In the Land of Blood and Honey; A Rose in Winter) and Edward R. Murrow Award-winning documentary filmmaker Michele Mitchell

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