October 14, 2013

Vol. 29 , No. 03   


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How To Get A Job Anywhere: The Nationalization of Our Liberal Arts Colleges
WILL BARNDT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25
LUNCHEON 11:30 a.m.; PROGRAM 12:00 p.m. PARENTS DINING ROOM

The Claremont Colleges and other liberal arts colleges across the country increasingly describe themselves as national liberal arts colleges. Why? How does thinking about liberal arts colleges as national institutions change what students are taught and how they are taught to think? How might it change what liberal arts colleges are? What, if anything, remains distinctive about the mission of the liberal arts college in contemporary America?

Will Barndt is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at Pitzer College. He received his B.A. from Colby College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton University. His teaching and research explore the social foundations of democratic practice in the Western Hemisphere, with particular attention to conservative and agrarian politics. Before arriving at Pitzer, he taught at Pomona College, the New Jersey Governor's School for Public Issues, and the University of California-Riverside, where he was named "Professor of the Year" in 2010 by the University Honors Program.