“In today’s interconnected world, our security and prosperity do not come from within our borders alone. We are increasingly interdependent on countries and individuals around the globe for our safety. In order for our nation to thrive, we must invest in thoughtful relationships with Africans, Asians, Latinos, Europeans, Middle Easterners and so forth.
These relationships must not be limited to diplomats, military and political leaders. Perhaps our most important diplomats are our nation’s students – our future leaders, our future opinion-shapers, our future businessmen. . . . .”