About the event

In his recent book In Defense of a Liberal Education, Fareed Zakaria of CNN considers a question with a long and complex history: what is the value of a liberal arts education today? As president of Bard College for the last forty years, Leon Botstein has intimately considered the question and put his answers into practice. Zakaria and Botstein, two astute commentators on education and its role in society, engage in a discussion moderated by Sam Tanenhaus, former editor of the New York Times Book Review.

Cosponsored by Public Programming, the Writers' Institute, and the Department of Comparative Literature, The Graduate Center, CUNY.