Can Higher Education Be Saved?

R.J. Snell, Director of the Center for the University and Intellectual Life at the Witherspoon Institute, will participate in a two-day conference on The State of American Higher Education at Franciscan University of Steubenville. Dr. Snell’s talk is titled, “Why Faith-Based Institutions Are the Best Hope for the Revival of the Liberal Arts and Higher Learning.”

The conference is sponsored by the Veritas Center for Ethics in Public Life and will take place on April 6-7, 2018. 

Other speakers include: 

  • Dr. Gerard Bradley, University of Notre Dame, “The State of American Catholic Higher Education”
  • Dr. Peter Wood, President of the National Association of Scholars, “The Student Debt Crisis: Is College Worth It?”
  • Dr. William Deresiewicz, formerly of Yale University, “The Crisis of the Elite American Universities and Its Consequences”
  • Dr. Patrick Deneen, University of Notre Dame, “The Consumerist Mentality in American Higher Education”
  • Dr. Benjamin Wiker, Franciscan University of Steubenville, “The Collapse of the Liberal Arts”

For more information and to register for the conference, please visit the conference website.