Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Globalizing Knowledge ─ Intellectuals, Universities, and Publics in Transformation

Friday, January 30, 2015

12 p.m.

Joukowsky Forum

A lunchtime book panel with author Michael Kennedy.  Lunch will be provided at 11:45.

Book signing to follow.

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What are the principal knowledge contradictions, challenges, and opportunities facing intellectuals, universities and publics in our world defined by crisis and transformation? Leela Gandhi, Richard Snyder and Keith Brown, scholars from various disciplines with different regional foci, engage Michael D. Kennedy's new book, Globalizing Knowledge. The session concludes with Kennedy's response to them and audience comments.

Commentators on the panel will include:

Keith Brown, Adjunct Professor of International Studies and Director of the Brown International Advanced Research Institutes

Lina Fruzzetti (moderator), Professor of Anthropology

Leela Gandhi, John Hawkes Professor of the Humanities and English

Michael Kennedy, Professor of Sociology and International Studies

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