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“Of the making of books there is no end,” proclaimed Ecclesiastes, and this is especially characteristic of the contemporary study of education. There is no end to the visions and plans for how to reform schools at all levels, and yet, at the same time, deep dissatisfaction with the state of learning today. Education for What: The History of Education and the Rise of the (American) Research University will examine the history, philosophy, sociology, and politics of education, focusing especially on the origins, rise, and effects of the American research university. Like nineteenth-century
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming lecture:  Robert Michels, the Iron Law of Oligarchy, and Dynamic Democracy A Lecture by Hugo Drochon (Cambridge)   Please join us Thursday, April 12th, 2018 from 4:30-6:30pm at Luce 202. For inquiries related to this lecture , please contact one of our co-directors, Isaac Nakhimovsky (isaac.nakhimovsky@yale.edu).    This event is funded generously by the Jack Miller
The Yale Center for the Study of Representative Institutions (YCRI) would like to announce an upcoming lecture:  In the Praise of Injustice: From Hobbes to Sade A Lecture by Céline Spector (Sorbonne)   Please join us Monday, April 9th, 2018 at 12:00pm in Luce 202. Lunch will be served. For inquiries related to this lecture , please contact one of our co-directors, Steven Smith (steven.smith@yale.edu).   This event is funded generously by the Council on European Studies, the Jack Miller Center