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Berkin-Friedman Forum: The Future of Higher Education
Start Date: 10/12/2017Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Date: 10/12/2017End Time: 7:30 PM
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The 8th Annual Berkin-Friedman Forum:
Higher Education at the Crossroads

October 12, 2017
5:30 PM - Reception
6:00 PM - Panel Discussion 

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Moderated by Carol Berkin
Made possible by Robert A. Friedman (MBA '67)
Panelists: Jeff Apfel, Heather MacDonald, Fritz Fischer and Dr. Clara Lovett

Carol Berkin is Presidential Professor of History, Emerita, Baruch College and The Graduate Center, CUNY. She is the author of numerous books including Jonathan Sewall: Odyssey of An American Loyalist which won the Bancroft Award and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize; A Brilliant Solution: Inventing the American Constitution; Revolutionary Mothers: Women in the Struggle for American Independence; Civil War Wives: The Lives and Times of Angelina Grimke, Varina Howell Davis and Julia Dent Grant; Wondrous Beauty: The Extraordinary Life and Adventures of Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, and, most recently, The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America’s Liberties. Her newest book, A Sovereign People: the Crises of the 1790s and the Rise of American Nationalism will appear in May 2017. Professor Berkin has appeared in over a dozen documentaries on PBS and the History Channel and is the editor of the online journal History Now.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS: 

FRITZ FISCHER: Fritz Fischer 
has taught U.S. History in college, middle and high school for more than 30 years. He is Professor History and Director of History Education at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) where he teaches courses in American History and directs the teacher preparation program in history. 

DR. CLARA LOVETT: Born in Trieste, Italy, Dr. Clara Lovett received her undergraduate education at the University of Trieste and Cambridge University in the United Kingdom. She came to the United States in 1962, earning her master's and doctoral degrees in history at the University of Texas, Austin. As a faculty member at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, Dr. Lovett made her mark as a teacher and scholar in the field of Modern European History. 

HEATHER MACDONALD: Heather Mac Donald is the Thomas W. Smith Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of City Journal. She is a recipient of the 2005 Bradley Prize. Mac Donald's work at City Journal has covered a range of topics, including higher education, immigration, policing, homelessness and homeless advocacy, criminal-justice reform, and race relations. Her writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, and The New Criterion. 

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