University of Michigan Bicentennial: 1817-2017President’s Bicentennial Colloquium

The Evolving Bargain Between Research Universities and Society

Monday, June 26, 2017
Panel Discussion: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Reception: 3:30–4:30 p.m.
Ross School of Business–Robertson Auditorium

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Organized by Presidential Bicentennial Professors Susan E. Alcock and Paul N. Courant

Many questions drive the conversation: How can universities best engage with the many public interests, concerns and controversies that are inevitably part of their work? What should society expect from universities, and how should institutions respond to those expectations? Is the compact between the research university and society today under unprecedented stress? And what must be done to strengthen and renew this crucial relationship?

President Mark Schlissel will host and President Emerita Ruth Simmons of Brown University will moderate a free public discussion of this “evolving bargain” among the leaders of some of the most prestigious educational institutions in the world, the members of the Board of the Tanner Lectures on Human Values.


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