The Problematic Future of Higher Education

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October 13, 2015
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Digital Humanities, Educational Technology, Humanities, Public Policy, Social Sciences

The Problematic Future of Higher Education


6:15-8:15 PM 

The New School, 55 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011

Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 2nd Floor

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The Center for Public Scholarship presents the seventh in our Public Voices series. This panel will discuss the ways in which higher education is evolving and the challenges it is facing. We will address the use of adjuncts, rising costs, income inequality, the efficacy of the virtual classroom, and more. Crippling student loan debt, quantifying the unquantifiable, inequality, MOOCs—what does the future hold for higher education? Join us and find out.

DAVID BROMWICHSterling Professor of English, Yale University. Author of The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke:From Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence (2014), and "Trapped in the Virtual Classroom"New York Review of Books, (June 2015)

ANDREW DELBANCODirector of American Studies and Levi Professor of Humanities, Columbia University. Author of College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be. (2015)

RICHARD KAHLENBERGSenior Fellow, Century Foundation. Editor of The Future of Affirmative Action: New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v. University of Texas (2014)

MARINA WARNERProfessor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London. Author of Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (2014) and "Diary: Why I Quit" London Review of Books (September 2014)

Moderator KENNETH PREWITTCarnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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Liz Farley

Manager, Center For Public Scholarship

The New School


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