Spring 2023 Speaker Series

Reimagining the University

This series explores the historical foundations, contemporary patterns, and possible transformations of the modern research university. Moderated by Shahrzad Sabet (COMIT/NYU) and Benjamin Schewel (COMIT).

Sponsored by the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University, the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, and the Center on Modernity in Transition.

Presentations in this series

What Makes a Research University?

Susan Pedersen and Chad Wellmon
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Friday, March 10 at 3:00-4:30 pm EST

Reimagining the University in Times of War

Malachi Hacohen and Samuel Moyn
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Thursday, March 30 at 3:00-4:30 pm EDT

Post-Colonial Knowledge

Manan Ahmed, Gurminder K. Bhambra, Valerie Lambert
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Friday, April 28 at 10:00-11:30 am EDT

Are Universities Too Liberal?

Joseph Chan, Jennifer Frey, Cornel West
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Friday, May 19th at 3:00-4:30 pm EDT

The University and Economic Forces

Kristopher Olds, Deondra Rose and Caitlin Zaloom
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Friday, June 30th at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Local Knowledge, Global Change

Miguel Altieri and Richa Kumar
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Series co-sponsors