If you have not listened to some or all of the TED Talks I suggest that you start with this one. Liz Coleman, President of Bennington, challenges Americans and the rest of us to become involved first in reinventing liberal arts education and second in changing the world through our involvement with education, government and society.
We need change and we need it desperately. Dr. Coleman leads the way as does TED.
Subscribing to TED Talks on iTunes is free. It's one of my favourite series of podcasts.