Alternate Title: P.L. 102-183: David L. Boren National Security Education Act of 1991
"Congress makes the following findings: (1) The security of the United States is and will continue to depend on the ability of the United States to exercise international leadership. (2) The ability of the United States to exercise international leadership is, and will increasingly continue to be, based on the political and economic strength of the United States, as well as on United States military strength around the world. (3) Recent changes in the world pose threats of a new kind to international stability as Cold War tensions continue to decline while economic competition, regional conflicts, terrorist activities, and weapon proliferations have dramatically increased. (4) The future national security and economic well-being of the United States will depend substantially on the ability of its citizens to communicate and compete by knowing the languages and cultures of other countries. (5) The Federal Government has an interest in ensuring that the employees of its departments and agencies with national security responsibilities are prepared to meet the challenges of this changing international environment. (6) The Federal Government also has an interest in taking actions to alleviate the problem of American undergraduate and graduate students being inadequately prepared to meet the challenges posed by increasing global interaction among nations. (7) American colleges and universities must place a new emphasis on improving the teaching of foreign languages, area studies, counter proliferation studies, and other international fields to help meet those challenges."
Public Law 102-183; P.L. 102-183; 105 Stat. 1271
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