Free Inquiry at Risk: Universities in Dangerous Times

Posted by on July 21, 2008

A Social Research Conference at The New School
Free Inquiry at Risk: Universities in Dangerous Times

Wednesday-Friday, October 29-31, 2008

Please join us as we explore how the trends and challenges that face universities in the US and abroad affect their values and character. These trends include rapid globalization, changes in the geo-political arena, financing, extension of higher education franchises, the rise of collateral institutes and research centers, the relationship between specialization and integration, and regime changes and other conditions of duress.

This conference will be part of our commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the University in Exile, which was created by Alvin Johnson, the first president of The New School, as a haven for the scholars he rescued from the horrors of Hitler. The University in Exile became the Graduate Faculty of The New School for Social Research and gave birth to our journal, Social Research.

This conference is made possible with funding from the Ford Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, and Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts.

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