Defining Values for Research and Technology: The University’s Changing Role Fall 2000


Major universities have been called the “engines of economic growth” in the world’s new knowledge-based economy, a status that has spawned a new era of research parks and “industry-university” partnerships. Does this new status weaken or strengthen the incentives of research universities to address the basic needs of humankind?What does this new status mean for the arts and humanities? What values should drive research at major universities? Who should “own” the discoveries of publicly-funded universities?

CAS Resident Associates Jay Kesan (Law) and Philip McConnaughay (Law) lead this initiative.

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Cosponsored by Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, Center for Advanced Study, College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, College of Fine and Applied Arts, College of Law, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, College of Medicine at Urbana-Champaign, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, International Programs and Studies, Madden Initiative in Technology, Arts and Culture, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, Office of the Provost.

Monday, October 23, 2000
Toby Miller
Culture, Citizenship, and Commodities
4:00 pm
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Tuesday, November 14, 2000
Erich Bloch
The Changing Nature of Innovation in the United States
4:00 pm
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