You and a guest are invited to join friends, alumni, and students for a discussion on the past, present, and future of higher education with David Nirenberg, the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor, Medieval History and Social Thought, the University of Chicago. The university as an institution was born in medieval Paris, but reached its greatest extension in the modern United States. American universities borrowed a great deal—often deliberately—from their medieval predecessors. What values of the medieval university did they find attractive? How have those values shaped college education today? And how can the example of medieval Paris help us to think about the future of the university, at a time when that future is very much in flux?


Institut du Monde Arabe
1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard
Paris, France


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Deadline: 9/25/2009


Steve Walsh