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Rethinking the Role of Higher Education in Society: Implications for Higher Education Policy

Rethinking the Role of Higher Education in Society: Implications for Higher Education Policy
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Saturday, December 3rd
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
https://umconnect.umn.edu/jcdec3event/ (No registration is required)

What is the role of higher education in a flourishing democracy? What are the implications for public policy and higher education? Join Mitch Pearlstein, Harry Boyte, and higher education graduate students at the University of Minnesota to address these important questions.

Mitch Pearlstein is Founder and President of Center of the American Experiment, a nonpartisan, tax-exempt, public policy and educational institution that brings conservative and free market ideas to bear on problems facing Minnesota and the nation. Pearlstein served in the U.S. Department of Education during the Reagan administration.

Harry Boyte is Senior Fellow at the U of M Humphrey School of Public Affairs and Co-Director for the Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College. Boyte is founder of Public Achievement, a theory-based practice of citizen organizing to do public work that is used in schools, universities, and communities across the US and in more than a dozen countries.

For more information contact Brynja Gudjonsson at gudjo002@umn.edu.