Register now for the Worldviews Pre-Conference Event, The War on Knowledge

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Higher education is under attack. Internationalization, politics, and worldwide economic trends are forcing universities and colleges to ask themselves tough questions. Criticisms are commonplace in the media, while new communications technologies threaten traditional institutions. So what lies ahead?

Let’s talk about it.

Join Worldviews 2013 on Tuesday, April 16 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a special pre-conference debating the interplay between higher education, media, and society. This free event will feature a short keynote presentation, panel debate and reception at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto.

  • Keynote speaker: Tony Burman, Velma Rogers Graham Research Chair, Ryerson University, former Chief Strategic Advisor for the Americas, Al-Jazeera
  • Moderator: Rick Salutin, Canadian novelist, playwright, journalist, and critic.
  • Janice Gross Stein: Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto and Associate Chair and Belzberg Professor of Conflict Management and Negotiation within the University of Toronto’s Department of Political Science.
  • Clifford Orwin: Professor of Political Science, Classics, and Jewish Studies, University of Toronto, Fellow of St. Michael’s College and Senior Fellow of Massey College.
  • Scott Jaschik: Editor of Inside Higher Ed.
  • Melonie Fullick: a PhD candidate, McMaster University, researching post-secondary education policy and governance.

Registration is required (and free!), so save the date and register here!

This event is present by the 2013 Worldviews Conference on Media and Higher Education, co-organized by OCUFA. The conference is June 19-21, 2013 in Toronto.

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