Gilbert Lecture Series

Liberal Education: What, Why, & for Whom? PosterLiberal Education: What, Why, & for Whom?

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Dr. Roosevelt Montás

Hyer Hall 100

Reception: 6:00 pm

Lecture: 6:30 pm

Abstract: Montás tells the story of how a liberal education transformed his life, and offers an intimate account of the relevance of the Great Books today. In a time of historic socioeconomic inequality and political polarization, who is liberal education really for? What are its premises and its promises? To what extent does it reproduce and to what extent does it challenge inherited structures of social privilege? Why is it under threat in colleges and universities?