Video: Global Citizenship Conference

National Association of Scholars

Click on the image below to watch the video from our conference in Brunswick, ME, “Global Illusions: Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of American Higher Education.” Sponsored by the Maine Heritage Policy Center, the conference followed our 2013 report What Does Bowdoin Teach?  The video stops at 1:21 and starts again at 2:32.

 For a full schedule of events, please see below. 


February 6, 2014

Inn at Brunswick Station


9:00-10:30 AM PANEL

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

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

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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