We Desperately Need to Reform Our Approach to Public Universities

The cost of college is indisputably high. But running a college, especially one deeply engaged in research, is also extraordinarily complex. Are our public institutions at risk? Johns Hopkins president Ron Daniels will argue that the marked decline in state funding of colleges and universities alongside state regulatory and governance constraints are exposing a major vulnerability to the enterprise of higher ed. What should be done?

Festival: 2016

Watch and Listen: U.S.A.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest joins The Atlantic’s Jim Fallows for a conversation about what he has... See more
Barack Obama came into office promising a new American foreign policy. Did he deliver? Did the president successfully... See more
Louis Brandeis was the greatest critic of big business and big government since Thomas Jefferson. Join Jeffrey Rosen in... See more
As part of the Festival's signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation, US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg... See more
Our signature event, the 2016 Afternoon of Conversation hosts an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
What do today's Republicans believe America's role in the world should be? The GOP's presumptive nominee... See more

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