Wednesday, May 20, 2015.
“The End of the Corporate University: What We Are Now,” features Wendy Brown, Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. In her lecture, Professor Brown will attempt to explain two things at a very broad level: first, why it took so long for the university to be conquered by market rationality, and second, the entailments of this conquest for both faculty governance and the value of an education. She will argue that the frequent naming of our predicament today as “the corporatization of the university” misreads how universities have been reshaped by the transition from a corporate economy to a shareholder or financialized one. More than a misnomer, the term “corporate university” prevents us from grasping what this transition has meant for both the governance and the mission(s) of universities
The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Community Center and will end at 4:30 p.m. There will be an hour-long reception with light refreshments directly following the end of the lecture. The event is free and open to the public.
We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event!
For more details on this event, please see the attached flyer, visit the listing page on the Provost’s website at http://provost.ucdavis.edu/initiatives-and-activities/activities/future/upcoming-events.html, or contact me. In addition, please forward this information to any interested parties, as all
events are open to the public.