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February 14, 2013

Come to "A Mighty Maze" in New York March 1-2

American higher education has become a maze of the meaner things: illiberal ideologies, broken promises, and intellectual default. In two weeks, on March 1 and 2, faculty members, students, parents, grandparents, higher education reformers, and others who care about the future of higher education will convene in New York City for the National Association of Scholars' conference and dinner.         

We hope you'll join them.

The event's title, "A Mighty Maze: Charting the Future of American Higher Education," is inspired by a line from Alexander Pope's poem "An Essay on Man: Epistle 1": 

                                          "Expatiate free o'er all this scene of man;

                                          A mighty maze! but not without a plan."

Our conference will summon a larger, liberating view of what higher education can do. We have a plan. We will convene to address important issues in higher education today and to celebrate NAS's twenty-fifth anniversary. 

Our keynote speaker is the novelist Tom Wolfe. The full schedule includes sessions on the liberal arts, racial preferences, the higher education bubble, campus social justice advocacy, sustainability, and Western civilization. We will also have breakout sessions on fighting bias and restoring freedom on campus, the role of trustees, education schools, and academic networking. 

Please join us for this hallmark event. 

A MIGHTY MAZE: CHARTING THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION

MARCH 1-2, 2013
HARVARD CLUB
27 WEST 44TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10036

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