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The University We Are For
November 5, 2010 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley
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The academy has been under considerable pressure recently, both fiscally and fueled by new pressures on
knowledge formation, and on pedagogical, and organizational form. The university as such has come into
question, both within and without. This understandably has prompted both anxiety and critical responses
among faculty, students, research and administrative staff. At the same time, there has been much less
focus on the university we might be for, that which we might work together to promote, whether in the
tradition of Bishop Newman’s or Jan Pelikan’s reflections on “the idea of the university” or in Jacques
Derrida’s critical conception of the university without condition. The distinguished panel will lead a
discussion of “the university we are for”. Please join us in the second of a series on what should be a
dynamic discussion of a set of issues crucial to the contemporary academy.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC