'Three Threats to Liberal Education': A Conversation with Peter Berkowitz

“For the sake of science and math, for the sake of international competitiveness, and even more for the sake of defending the worth and dignity of the individual, the reinvigoration of the humanities and the restoration of liberal education as education for freedom must become a priority,” Peter Berkowitz said.

Join Peter Berkowitz as he discusses threats to liberal education and what he calls the “conceit of infallibility” in higher education. Catered reception to follow. 

Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is a 2017 winner of the Bradley Prize. At Hoover, he is a member of the Military History/Contemporary Conflict Working Group. In addition, he serves as dean of students for the Hertog Political Studies Program and for The Public Interest Fellowship and teaches for the Tikvah Fund in the United States and in Israel. 

He studies and writes about, among other things, constitutional government, conservatism and progressivism in the United States, liberal education, national security and law, and Middle Eastern politics. Berkowitz holds a Juris Doctor and a doctorate in political science from Yale University, a Master of Arts in philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Swarthmore College.

This event is co-sponsored by the ASU School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership and the American Enterprise Institute at ASU.

Please RSVP to reserve your seat.

Department: 
School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
Contact: 
Ty Fishkind
Phone: 
480-965-6130
Mar 13 2018 - 6:00pm
Location: 
Memorial Union, Ventana room C
Campus: 
Tempe campus
Price: 
Free