Lecture One: "The Productivity Problem in Higher Education"
William G. Bowen, President Emeritus of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, served as President of that Organization from 1988-2006. Dr. Bowen was President of Princeton University from 1972-1988, where he also served as Professor of Economics and Public Affairs. He is the author or co-author of over 20 books, including most recently Lessons Learned: Reflections of a University President (Princeton University Press, 2010), Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities (Princeton University Press, 2009) with Matthew M. Chingos and Michael S. McPherson.
Commentators: Andrew Delbanco (Columbia), Howard Gardner (Harvard), John Hennessy (Stanford), Daphne Koller (Stanford)
Note: The Tanner Lecture Series consists of two lectures and two discussion seminars. The second lecture will take place on Thursday, October 11th, 5:30-7:00pm. The discussion seminars will take place on October 11th and 12th, 10:00am-12:00pm.