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Bard Globalization & International Affairs Program Presents

Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Death of Expertise: A Conversation with Author Tom Nichols

42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tom Nichols of the Naval War College will discuss his new book, The Death of Expertise, which examines the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters. He will be in conversation with James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies at Bard College. People are now exposed to more information than ever before, provided both by technology and by increasing access to every level of education. These societal gains, however, have also helped fuel a surge in narcissistic and misguided intellectual egalitarianism that has crippled informed debates on any number of issues. Today, everyone knows everything: with only a quick trip through WebMD or Wikipedia, average citizens believe themselves to be on an equal intellectual footing with doctors and diplomats. All voices, even the most ridiculous, demand to be taken with equal seriousness, and any claim to the contrary is dismissed as undemocratic elitism.

This event is free and open to the public by RSVP (click link). Reception to follow. 

Speakers:
Thomas Nichols, Professor, US Naval War College
James Ketterer, Dean of International Studies, Bard College
Sponsoring Association Committee: 
Cyrus Vance Center for International Justice
Co-Sponsoring Organization:
Bard College Globalization and International Affairs Program

This event is part of the James Clarke Chace Memorial Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Foreign Affairs. 

For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail rmeyer@bard.edu.

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: 42 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036