February 6th Conference on Global Citizenship and Bowdoin College

National Association of Scholars

Join us in Brunswick, Maine, next Thursday, February 6th, for a discussion of global citizenship in higher education at the conference, “Global Illusions: Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of American Higher Education.” Sponsored by the Maine Heritage Policy Center, the conference follows the NAS’s 2013 study What Does Bowdoin Teach? How a Contemporary Liberal Arts College Shapes Students.

The conference will be held at the Inn at Brunswick Station in Brunswick, Maine. Herbert London, chairman of the board of the NAS and president of the London Center for Policy Research, will deliver the keynote luncheon address. Morning and afternoon panelists include KC Johnson from Brooklyn College; John Fonte from the Center for American Common Culture at the Hudson Institute; Michael Poliakoff from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni; Susan Shell from Boston College; and NAS president Peter Wood.

Tickets to the luncheon address are available for $35 online. The morning panel, 9:00-10:30 AM, is open to the public. The second panel, 1:00-2:30 PM, requires an rsvp. Contact Kate Clark at [email protected] or 207-321-2550 to check availability.

Please see the full schedule and speaker bios below.

 

Global Illusions: Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of American Higher Education

February 6, 2014

Inn at Brunswick Station

 

9:00-10:30 AM Panel—open to all, space permitting.

Moderator, Peter Wood, president, National Association of Scholars.

KC Johnson, “U.S. History and the Obligations of Citizenship.” Johnson is professor of history at Brooklyn College and author of Until Proven Innocent: Political Correctness and the Shameful Injustice of the Duke Lacrosse Rape Case.

John Fonte, “As a Global Citizen to Whom Do I Pledge Allegiance?” Fonte is senior fellow and director of the Center for American Common Culture at the Hudson Institute and author of Sovereignty or Submission: Will Americans Rule Themselves or be Ruled by Others?

11:30-1:00 PM Luncheon—reservations only.  $35 registration fee (register online). Contact Kate Clark at 207-321-2550; [email protected] with any questions about registration.

Keynote Speaker, Herbert London, president, London Center for Policy Research, founder of the Gallatin School at New York University. 

1:00-2:30 PM Panel—rsvp required. Contact Kate Clark at 207-321-2550 or [email protected]

Moderator, Herbert London, president, London Center for Policy Research, founder of the Gallatin School at New York University.

Peter Wood, “Dreams of Conquest.”  Wood is the president of the National Association of Scholars and co-author with Michael Toscano of What Does Bowdoin Teach? How a Contemporary Liberal Arts College Shapes Students.

Michael Poliakoff, “Liberal Arts ‘Lite.’”  Poliakoff is vice president of policy at the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, which published What Will They Learn? A Guide To What College Rankings Don’t Tell You (October 2013).  Dr. Poliakoff is a Rhodes Scholar and classicist who is an expert on athletic competition in ancient Greece and Rome.

Susan Shell, “World Citizenship and Higher Education:  The (Misunderstood) Case of Immanuel Kant.”  Shell is professor of political science at Boston College and author of Kant and the Limits of Autonomy and co-editor of America at Risk: Threats to Liberal Self-Government in an Age of Uncertainty.


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