Type: Public event
Host: Ford School

President's Bicentennial Colloquium: The evolving bargain between research universities and society


A major colloquium organized by Presidential Bicentennial Professors Sue Alcock and Paul Courant

Date & time

Jun 26, 2017, 1:30-3:30 pm EDT


New Venue: Hill Auditorium
825 N University Ave. Ann Arbor, MI 48109

*** Free ticket required: http://myumi.ch/abz0l

The leaders of many of the most prestigious universities in the world will convene during the bicentennial year to discuss and debate the public mission - and the public's support - of research universities.

Joining President Mark Schlissel and Ruth Simmons, former president of Brown University, for a public discussion will be: 

  • Nick Brown, principal, Linacre College, University of Oxford
  • Christopher L. Eisgruber, president, Princeton University
  • Drew Gilpin Faust, president, Harvard University
  • David Ibbetson, president, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
  • Peter Salovey, president, Yale University
  • Marc Tessier-Lavigne, president, Stanford University
  • The chancellor of University of California, Berkeley

Many questions drive the conversation: How can universities best engage with the many public interests, concerns and controversies that are inevitably part of their work? What should society expect from unviersities, and how should institutions respond to those expectations? Is the company between the research university and society today under unprecedented stress? And what must be done to strengthen and renew this crucial relationship? 

The event is free and open to the public. However, a ticket is required for admission. Order tickets here: http://myumi.ch/abz0l

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