Chicago Humanities Festival Lunch with Wesleyan University President Michael Roth *84
Please join us for lunch with Michael Roth *84 following the lecture on the "Future of Higher Education" together with Princeton Trustee, Ruth Simmons.
Ruth Simmons will discuss “The Future of Higher Ed” with Michael Roth *84. Ruth Simmons is one of the most influential figures in American academia. An expert in French literature, she was the first black president of an Ivy League school and the first woman to lead Brown University. Previously she served as President of Smith College and held various administrative positions at Princeton; she is currently a Trustee of Princeton. Joining her in conversation will be Michael Roth *84.
Michael S. Roth *84 became the president of Wesleyan University in 2007, after having served as Hartley Burr Alexander Professor of Humanities at Scripps College, associate director of the Getty Research Institute, and president of the California College of the Arts. His most recent book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, was published by Yale University Press this year. He regularly publishes essays, book reviews, and commentaries in national newspapers, scholarly journals, and the Huffington Post. He continues to teach undergraduate courses and through Coursera has offered MOOCs, the most recent being “How to Change the World.”
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