• WHAT: New York University’s Institute for Higher Education Policy will host, “Higher Education in the Age of Money,” its first faculty colloquia program featuring David Kirp, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Kirp will discuss the tensions that emerge as market pressures threaten the traditional values and goals of higher education.
  • WHO: David Kirp, professor and author of Shakespeare, Einstein, and the Bottom Line: The Marketing of Higher Education, has written over a dozen books and more than a hundred articles on education, political science, history, economics, and sociology. Trained as a lawyer, Kirp was the founding director of the Center for Law and Education, which pursues equal educational opportunity issues in courts and legislatures.
  • Respondent: NYU’s Catharine Stimpson, University Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science. Stimpson is a widely published writer and critic who served as Director of the Fellows Program at the MacArthur Foundation. She is past president of the Modern Language Association and an expert on Gertrude Stein.
  • WHEN: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: JUROW LECTURE HALL, SILVER CENTER, 100 Washington Square East

For more information or to attend the event, contact Jennifer Zwiebel, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, Steinhardt School of Education at 212.998.6797 or jennifer.zwiebel@nyu.edu.

Editor’s note

The Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy seeks to define and assess the critical challenges facing colleges and universities in the present era. The Institute supports research and sustained dialogue that enhance our understanding of higher education as an institution that both reflects and influences social, cultural, racial and economic differences.

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