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Michael Roth on Why Liberal Education Matters

Wesleyan University

Michael Roth, president of Wesleyan University, makes his case for what he terms "pragmatic liberal learning," and why a liberal university education matters today in America. 


Host Jonathan Judaken talks with Wesleyan University President Michael Roth, author of the recent book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters. They discuss the relevance of a liberal education in an America where a liberal education, according to Roth, helps prepare individuals not just for college and their first job, but also encourages inquiry and formation of lifelong beliefs and understandings.

Roth will be giving a free public lecture October 23, 2014 at Rhodes College.

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