What are Universities for?

Night Owls Announces Our Next Event:

What Are Universities For?

Daniel Diermeier (Former Provost, Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago)

In Conversation with Agnes Callard (Philosophy, University of Chicago)

Thursday, April 23, 5:00-8:00 p.m. Central Standard Time

Livestream on Crowdcast: click here to register and join the conversation!

At this event, we will discuss questions such as:

What are universities for?

Why do discussions about the value of higher education, or the humanities, tend to be boring?

Should academic research be more accessible to the outside world?

Does the University have a (or more than one) moral cause?

In what sense are Universities meritocratic—and in what sense aren’t they?

Why does the outside world tend to hate universities?

What makes the University of Chicago special?


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