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A Conversation with Leon Botstein, President of Bard College and Champion of Liberal Arts Education

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 06:15 PM to 07:45 PM

Leon Botstein

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Now in his 40th year as president of Bard College, Leon Botstein is one of the great practitioners and one of the most passionate advocates of the liberal arts education.

Botstein is himself an incarnation of that deeply threatened tradition: He is the conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, and he teaches in Bard's mandatory great-books class. At a time when college presidents often sound like cautious bureaucrats, Botstein expresses himself exuberantly and piercingly.

Journalist James Traub will interview Botstein. The format of the event will be as follows:

6:00PM – Doors open
6:15PM-7:15PM – Television taping of conversation (please arrive on time)
7:15PM-7:45PM – Reception

Traub has worked as a columnist for Foreign Policy's website, a staff writer for The New Yorker, and a contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, reporting widely from Africa and the Middle East. He is the author of five books, and is currently writing a biography of John Quincy Adams.

Eventbrite - Leon Botstein - A Conversation with the President of Bard College and Champion of Liberal Arts Education

Speaker: Leon Botstein

Location

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
Merrill House
170 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065-7478

(212) 838-4120
(212) 752-2432 - Fax

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