Save the date: 9 January Fareed Zakaria (’86) In Defense of a Liberal Education

Jan 09, 2016, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm,   Aula, Uva, Singel 411 Amsterdam (John Adams Institute lecture)

Details to follow, but save the date for this lecture from Yale alumnus Fareed Zakaria.

From the John Adams Institute website:
The liberal arts are under attack. The governors of Florida, Texas, and North Carolina have all pledged that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts, and they seem to have an unlikely ally in President Obama. These messages are hitting home: majors like English and history, once very popular and highly respected, are in steep decline.

However, CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria – about whom Esquire Magazine said the he is “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation’’- will explain why this widely held view is mistaken at the John Adams Institute. In his new book In Defense of a Liberal Education, Zakaria argues for a renewed commitment to liberal arts. According to Zakaria, a liberal arts education is the best preparation for many careers, especially in the U.S., given today’s global technology-driven economy.

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