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300. The Liberal Arts in American Life: A Panel of the American Academy Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday, 4 January, 1:45–3:00 p.m., Independence West, Sheraton

Program arranged by the MLA Office of Research

Presiding: Leslie Berlowitz, American Acad. of Arts and Sciences

Speakers: Rolena Adorno, Yale Univ.; Norman Bradburn, National Opinion Research Center; Biddy Martin, Amherst Coll.

Session Description:

Answering a bipartisan call from four members of Congress, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences has created the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences to recommend specific steps that government, schools and universities, cultural institutions, businesses, and philanthropies can take to support the liberal arts. This panel will examine the critical role that humanities scholars play in public life.


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