ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Live Streaming Now: ATHENA Roundtable 2019

October 8, 2019

PANEL DETAILS:

9:30 a.m. –11:00 a.m.

Panel 1: How Colleges Spend Money and Why it Matters

Moderator: Rick Seltzer, reporter, Inside Higher Ed

Panelists: 

  • Eugene Hickok, former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Education; 
  • Mark Yudof, President Emeritus, University of California; 
  • Heidi Ganahl, regent, University of Colorado; 
  • Chap Petersen, State Senator, Virginia, 34th District; and 
  • Armand Alacbay, Vice President of Trustee & Government Affairs, ACTA

11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Panel 2: ROI: Liberal Arts and Success

Moderator: Kathleen Parker, columnist, Washington Post

Panelists:

  • Louise Mirrer, President and CEO, New-York Historical Society; 
  • Pano Kanelos, President, St. John’s College–Annapolis; 
  • John Altman, entrepreneur and educator; 
  • Jon Parrish Peede, Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities; and 
  • Ali Eskandarian, Executive Director, Fund for Academic Renewal, ACTA

12:45 p.m. –2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Keynote

Lunch will be served after the morning panels and will feature remarks by Samuel Abrams, one of ACTA’s Heroes of Intellectual Freedom, for his courage in taking a principled stand for academic freedom while serving as Professor of Politics at Sarah Lawrence College.


2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Colloquy

Mark Yudof, chair of the Academic Engagement Network, President Emeritus of the University of California, and former chancellor of the University of Texas, and will lead a discussion on the threat that the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement poses to academic freedom.