A Conversation with William “Bro” Adams on the Future of Work

A Conversation with William “Bro” Adams on the Future of Work

The hour-long discussion will be hosted online at 2:00pm EDT on May 20, 2020. Don’t miss your chance. Claim your spot by registering now!

Does the ever-changing landscape of higher education have you wondering about the future of the beloved liberal arts education? IHS will host a conversation with Dr. William “Bro” Adams, conducted by Dr. Chris Surprenant on the topic of “’The Liberal Arts and Career Readiness.”

Dr. Adams brings decades of experience as an administrator at major universities and liberal arts institutions. He served as the 14th President of Bucknell University from 1995 to 2000 and as the 19th President of Colby College from 2000 to 2014. Most recently, he was the tenth Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities from 2014 to 2017.

The hour-long discussion will be hosted online at 2:00pm EDT on May 20, 2020.

William Bro Adams
Chris W. Surprenant

Dr. Adams’ presentation will consider questions like how should we be thinking and talking about the relationship between work and liberal learning, how does the liberal arts curriculum prepare students for careers, and what changes must we make in the ways we think about the liberal arts in order to speak to the concerns of students and parents about the relevance of liberal education to working life?

The conversation with Dr. Adams will last roughly 35 minutes, with 20 minutes of moderated Q&A to follow. 

Scholars who attend this event will have the opportunity to apply for participation in an IHS Papers Workshop the following spring and contribute to an edited volume on “Education and the Future of Work” alongside Drs. Suprenant and Adams.

Don’t miss your chance. Claim your spot by registering now.

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