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The Talk Show with Thane Rosenbaum

Harvard’s Lawrence S. Bacow in Conversation with Thane Rosenbaum

Lawrence S. Bacow and Thane Rosenbaum

Thane Rosenbaum sits down for a wide-ranging conversation with Harvard’s new president, Lawrence S. Bacow.

Join them for a broad discussion about what higher education really contributes to national life and whether colleges are still enablers of the American Dream. Topics will include college cost, access, and affordability; the ways in which technology is changing how we learn, interact, and how we pursue knowledge; what the value of an education in the liberal arts and sciences means in a changing world; political divisiveness and the rising challenge to facts and expertise; and the effects of broadened diversity of perspectives and experiences on campus culture. Bacow, the son of an Eastern European refugee and an Auschwitz survivor, will also discuss the role education played in his own life and the responsibilities universities have to create an educated citizenry for future generations.

Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow is the 29th president of Harvard University. One of the most widely experienced leaders in American higher education …

Thane Rosenbaum

Thane Rosenbaum is a novelist, essayist and distinguished fellow at NYU School of Law, where he directs the Forum on Law, Culture & Society …