Bard envisions the liberal arts institution as the hub of a network, rather than a single, self-contained campus. Numerous institutes for special study are available on and off campus, connecting Bard students to the greater community.
The Center for Civic Engagement at Bard College embodies the fundamental belief that education and civil society are inextricably linked. In an age of information overload, it is more important than ever that citizens be educated and trained to think critically and be actively engaged with issues affecting public life.
Jonathan earned his B.A. from McGill University in 1987 and his Ph.D. from St. Antony’s College, Oxford in 1993. He is the author of Soviet and Russian Press Coverage of the United States: Press, Politics and Identity in Transition (1999; revised and expanded edition, 2002) and articles and chapters in a variety of publications, including European Journal of Communication, Journalism and Mass Communications Quarterly, and The Globalist, among others.
Prior to coming to Bard, he served as assistant vice president of the Central European University in Budapest and as the European director of the Civic Education Project.