College of General Studies

President Michael Roth Lecture

Speaker Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University and author of the book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters

Date: Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: University Club, Ballroom B (upstairs)

RSVPs are requested as seating is limited. Please RSVP HERE!

Michael Roth is a leading public intellectual advocating for a ‘pragmatic liberal education’ and the continued significance and role higher education plays in American society.  His most recent book, Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters was published by Yale University Press and has received national attention in the current public debates over the advantages or disadvantages of a liberal education.  In the book, he examines and evaluates the approaches of seminal American thinkers regarding the value of a vocational educational experience as compared to a liberal education.

In January 2016, the Association of American Colleges and Universities announced President Roth as this year’s winner of the Frederic W. Ness Book Award for Beyond the University. The Ness award is given for the book that best illuminates the goals and practices of a contemporary liberal education. 


This event is sponsored by the College of General Studies, the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, and the Humanities Center.