NS Dispatch 4

Nov 5th, 2008

Globalization and the Future of the Liberal Arts

Prominent scholar and activist Cary Nelson examines the struggle between corporate investment, labor rights, and academic freedom in higher education. As part of his analysis Nelson discusses the effort to reclaim Antioch College from Antioch University and the subsequent birth of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute.

Nelson, Antioch College alum ’67, is Professor of English and Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, He is also president of the American Association of University Professors (AAUP).

This 4 minute Dispatch was excerpted from Nelson’s lecture “Globalization and the Future of the Liberal Arts,” presented in Yellow Springs, Ohio on October 24, 2008. To see the long version of Nelson’s presentation visit N-SPAN.