The Liberal Arts in an Unequal Society
A National Interdisciplinary Conference
Friday, November 14 - Saturday, November 15, 2014
Donnelley Film Theatre in the Heimbold Visual Arts Center at Sarah Lawrence College
America, long viewed as a beacon of equality and opportunity, has entered a gilded age. The recent reemergence of vast and unprecedented inequalities in wealth and income, accompanied by a steep decline in social mobility, form an inescapable context for any discussion of the value of liberal arts education in the contemporary United States.
Join a group of leading scholars, policymakers, and activists to discuss how liberal arts institutions should respond to increased inequality.
This conference received major funding from The Donald C. Samuel Fund for Economics and Politics and additional support from the Child Development Institute, Child Development Program, Early Childhood Center, Anita L. Stafford Community Partnerships and Service Learning Program, Anita L. Stafford Chair in Service Learning, the Politics Department, The Office of the Dean of the College, The Office of the Dean of Studies, the President’s Office, and DAPS.