Type: School event

The liberal arts in 2021: Addressing global challenges

College and Beyond II: Liberal Arts and Life colloquium series

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Speaker

Angela Dillard, Earl Lewis, Bhramar Mukherjee, Chris Poulson, Timothy McKay

Date & Time

Feb 3, 2021, 3:30-5:00 pm EST
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Location

This is a Virtual Event.

This colloquium will consider how those engaged in liberal arts education should respond to global challenges including racism, inequality, public health, and climate change. How should institutional leaders, individual course instructors, and students direct their energies in this time? What needs to change about who receives a liberal arts education and where they get it, as well as its nature and content? What are the future roles of residential, remote, and life-long learning in our conception of liberal arts education?

Speakers

  • Angela Dillard, Richard A. Meisler Collegiate Professor of Afroamerican & African Studies, History, and in the Residential College, University of Michigan | Bio
  • Earl Lewis, Director, Center for Social Solutions; Thomas C. Holt Distinguished University Professor of History, Afroamerican and African Studies, and Public Policy, University of Michigan; President Emeritus, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation | Bio
  • Bhramar Mukherjee, John D. Kalbfleisch Collegiate Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics; Professor of Epidemiology and Global Public Health, University of Michigan | Bio
  • Chris Poulsen, Associate Dean for Natural Sciences; Henry Pollack Collegiate Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences and Climate and Space Sciences, University of Michigan | Bio 
  • Timothy McKay (moderator), Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Physics, Astronomy, Education, University of Michigan | Bio