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Patrick Awuah:
How to educate leaders? Liberal arts

TEDGlobal 2007 · 17:31 · Filmed Jun 2007

A liberal arts education is critical to forming true leaders, says university head Patrick Awuah — because it builds decision-making skills, an ethical framework and a broad vision. Awuah himself left a career at Microsoft in the US to found a liberal arts school in Africa: Ashesi University, in his home nation of Ghana. A passionate talk about dreaming, doing and leading.

University founder
After working at Microsoft for almost a decade, Patrick Awuah returned home to Ghana and cofounded Ashesi University, a small liberal arts college that aims to educate Africa's next generation of leaders. Its first class of students graduated in 2006. Full bio