Michael Roth

President, Wesleyan University

Michael Roth is president of Wesleyan University, where he has increased grant support for financial aid students and overseen the launch of the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Shapiro Creative Writing Center, and four new colleges. Through Coursera, he teaches MOOCs, most recently “How to Change the World.” Roth was previously a humanities professor at Scripps College, associate director of Getty Research Institute, and California College of the Arts president. He curated the Library of Congress exhibition Sigmund Freud: Conflict and Culture and authored several books, including Memory, Trauma and History: Essays on Living with the Past and Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters.

Videos/Audio of Michael Roth

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