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Liberal Arts Education : A Global Perspective

The Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is organising an Institute

Lecture on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. The details of the lecture are

given below:


Title   : "Liberal Arts Education : A Global Perspective"


Speaker :         Elizabeth H. Bradley, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York


Day & Date:    Wednesday, January 8, 2020


Time      : 2 pm


Venue     : Room No.31, VMCC, IIT Bombay



The talk addressed the history and current state of liberal arts in

higher education, including outcomes of the model and challenges to the

model as a way of developing young adults' capacity and preparing them for

their futures. The discussion also addressed the use of technology in

liberal arts higher education and consider how the democratization of

information may shape models of higher education in the future. The talk

 also considered the relevance and value of key components of liberal

art education including the breadth and flexibility of the curriculum to

accommodate student choice; the focus on critical thinking, problem

solving, and student empowerment; and the expectation of self-discovery

and civic engagement.


About the speaker:

Elizabeth H. Bradley, Ph.D. has served as President of Vassar College since

July 2017. Prior to this position, she was on the faculty at Yale for more

than twenty years and was most recently the Brady-Johnson Professor of

Grand Strategy and Faculty Director of the Yale Global Health Leadership

Institute. Bradley’s research has focused on the quality of hospital care

and large-scale health system strengthening efforts within the US and

abroad including in China, India, Ethiopia, Liberia, Ghana, Rwanda, and

the United Kingdom. She has also published in the area of organizational

leadership and change, with a focus on higher education and the liberal

arts. Bradley has published more nearly 320 peer-reviewed papers and has

co-authored three books including The American Healthcare Paradox: Why

Spending More Is Getting Us Less. She is the 2018 recipient of the William

B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research and was elected to the

National Academy of Medicine in 2017.  She is a member of the Council of

Foreign Affairs.


Bradley graduated phi beta kappa from Harvard in economics Magna cum

Claude earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in health

economics from Yale University. Bradley grew up in New Britain,

Connecticut and is married to her husband John with whom she has three

adult children.