MillerComm Lecture Series

The University and Its Publics: Global Challenges of the 21st Century

Friday, April 16th, 2004
Michael Burawoy
4:00 pm

Third Floor, Levis Faculty Center
919 West Illinois Street

Event Description

The world—and the university, in particular—is at risk from privatization, corporatization, and regulation.  To meet these challenges, the disciplines must first, recognize and constitute publics apart from the policy world; second, critically reflect on their place in a global context; and third, forge connections within and among themselves while conserving their redemptive powers, such as they are.

Hosted by: Department of Sociology

In conjunction with: Center of Democracy in a Multiracial Society, Center for Global Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Educational Policy Studies, Department of Geography, Department of History, Ethnography of the University, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, Institute of Communications Research, International Studies Program, Russian, East European and Euroasian Center, Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory

Michael Burawoy

President, American Sociological Association; Department of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley