The University and the Transformations of Democracy

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Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 2:00pm
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Saturday, June 20, 2015 - 2:00pm

Yehuda Elkana Center for Higher Education 

Frontiers of Democracy Initiative

Conference on
“The University and the Transformations of Democracy” 
June 20, 2015, 2 p.m.
Auditorium, Faculty Tower, Nador u. 9.

2:00 –2:20 “On the Frontiers of Democracy” John Shattuck, CEU President and Rector

2:20 – 2:40 “The world of higher education in Putin's Russia” Ivan Krastev, Center for Liberal Strategies Chairman, Sofia, and Permanent Fellow at Institute for Humane Sciences, Vienna

3:00 – 3:20 “Toward A More Perfect University” Jonathan Cole, Columbia University Provost and Dean, Emeritus, CEU Board of Trustees Member
3:20 – 3:30 “Universities and democracy: a historical perspective” Leon Botstein, Bard College President, CEU Board of Trustees Chairman
3:30 – 3:50 “Universities and democracy in Latin America and East Asia” (TBC), Meredith Woo, Open Society Foundations Head of Higher Education Program 
3:50 – 4:10 “The role of universities in periods of the advance and regression of democracy: lessons from non-Western experiences” Liviu Matei, CEU Provost
4:10 – 4:45 Discussion and questions and answers session
4:45 – 5:30 Reception

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