February 2, 2005
David Kirp, University of California, Berkeley; and Catherine Stimpson, New York University

Higher Education in the Age of Money
A dialogue about the tensions that emerge as market pressures threaten the traditional values and goals of higher education

David Kirp is professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley. His most recent book, Shakespeare, Einstein and the Bottom Line (2003) discusses the commercialization of higher education. Founding director of the Center for Law and Education, his extensive writing draws on the disciplines of sociology, political science, history and economics.

Catherine Stimpson is University Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. An expert on Gertrude Stein and a past president of the Modern Language Association, she is a widely published writer and critic who has served as Director of the Fellows Program at the MacArthur Foundation.