Higher Education Dialogues


Nonstop welcomes colleagues and community in joining us for a series of live video teleconferences with noted scholars and authors on issues in higher education.

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Dangerous Professors

Thursday evening, March 25, 7 pm, Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs.

Professors Malini Johar Schueller (University of Florida) and Ashley Dawson (Graduate Center, CUNY) will discuss (via iChat) their research into threats to academic freedom and political dissent on US campuses in the aftermath of 9/11. Taking their cue from Edward Said’s challenge that academics must be engaged public intellectuals and viewing campuses as historically sites of radical democracy, Dawson and Schueller insist that production of knowledge in the academy cannot be de-coupled from questions of social justice. Their talk will foreground various ways in which academic freedom, the necessary prerequisite for a socially and publicly engaged academia, is being curbed on our campuses today.

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Academic Capitalism

Thursday evening, April 15, 6 pm, Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs.

Interactive video teleconference discussion with noted higher education scholar and author, Professor Sheila Slaughter (University of Georgia), taking up issues framed through her 2004 book with Gary Rhoades, Academic Capitalism and the New Economy: Markets, State, and Higher Education.

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On the State of the Humanities Today

Thursday evening, April 29, 7 pm, Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs.

Noted author and AAUP President, Professor Cary Nelson (Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) discusses the state of the humanities today based on insights gathered since the publication of his 2010 book, No University Is an Island: Saving Academic Freedom.

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How The University Works

Thursday evening, May 13, 8 pm, Nonstop Institute of Yellow Springs.

Renowned academic labor organizer and noted author, Professor Marc Bousquet joins Nonstop for discussion based on his 2008 book, How the University Works Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation, and his ongoing work concerning solidarity building and the state of higher education today.

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