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The Past, Present, and Future of the Interdisciplinary University

Professor Edward Balleisen, Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University, will discuss interdisciplinary studies and the changing landscape of higher education.

Friday, May 21, 2021
12:00pm – 1:30pm
https://dartgo.org/interdisciplinary
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

For several decades, universities in the US and across the globe have increased investments in interdisciplinary research and education, often with the goal of directing the talents of their faculty and students toward addressing our most pressing societal problems. Drawing on his experience as Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies at Duke University, historian Edward Balleisen will place this trend in historical context, consider its advantages and pitfalls, and suggest some key principles for decision-making in the years ahead.


Matthew F. Delmont, Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of History and incoming Frank J. Guarini Associate Dean for International Studies and Interdisciplinary Programs at Dartmouth will moderate the discussion.

To attend the lecture from 12–1:30 pm EDT, simply go to https://dartgo.org/interdisciplinary (no registration required)


There will be a virtual reception following the event beginning at 5 pm (EDT). If you would like to attend, please complete the RSVP form via Eventbrite by Wed., May 19 to receive a link to the reception. (BYO Food and Beverage)

For more information, contact:
Elizabeth Lhost

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.