The Problematic Future of Higher Education

IMG - Problematic future higher edThe Center for Public Scholarship presents the seventh in our Public Voices series. This panel will discuss the ways in which higher education is evolving and the challenges it is facing. We will address the use of adjuncts, rising costs, income inequality, the efficacy of the virtual classroom, and more. Crippling student loan debt, quantifying the unquantifiable, inequality, MOOCs—what does the future hold for higher education? Join us and find out.


David Bromwich, Sterling Professor of English, Yale University. Author of The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence (2014) and "Trapped in the Virtual Classroom," New York Review of Books (June 2015)

Andrew Delbanco, Alexander Hamilton Professor of American Studies, Columbia University. Author of College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (2015)

Richard Kahlenberg, Senior Fellow, Century Foundation. Editor of The Future of Affirmative Action: New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v. University of Texas (2014)

Marina Warner, Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck, University of London. Author of Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (2014) and "Diary: Why I Quit," London Review of Books (September 2014)


Moderator Kenneth Prewitt, Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

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