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Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership

Colin Powell School to Host Inaugural Sternberg Lecture

National Humanities Medal Winner, Andrew Delbanco, to discuss the future of American Colleges

WHO: Andrew Delbanco
WHAT:
"Do America's Colleges Have a Future?"
WHEN:
Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 4:30 p.m.
WHERE:
The Great Hall of Shepard Hall, City College of New York
                160 Convent Avenue, NYC 10031

RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/sternberglecture1

delbancoOn Tuesday, April 1, Andrew Delbanco, prominent social critic and author of College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be, takes on questions of access, equity, ethics, and politics that have forced colleges to a crossroads. His talk, "Do America's Colleges Have a Future?" the inaugural Sternberg Family Lecture in Public Scholarship, will provide essential context and opportunity for feedback for students, faculty, administrators, and community members uneasy about the direction colleges are taking, or their future as the gateway to the American dream. 

Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. In 2011, President Barack Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal. Previously, Time magazine named him "America's Best Social Critic." He has also has received the Society of Columbia Graduates' Great Teacher Award. Professor Delbanco is the author of many books and his essays appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, New Republic, New York Times Magazine, and other publications, on topics including contemporary issues in higher education. 

The Sternberg Family Lecture in Public Scholarship showcases the relationship between the scholarship of the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership, and the urgent public needs and concerns of our time. The lecture is designed to foster conversations that mobilize academic expertise into immediately relevant public and policy related discussions, and to disseminate those conversations to broader communities of stakeholders. 


2014 Sternberg Lecture with Andrew DeBanco