Global Illusions: Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of American Higher Education


The Maine Heritage Policy Center invites you to attend Global Illusions: Bowdoin’s Post-Citizens and the Future of American Higher Education

Presented by Dr. Herbert London, President Emeritus, Hudson Institute

Please join us for an in-depth presentation and discussion about the recent report, What Does Bowdoin Teach? How A Contemporary Liberal arts College Shapes Students. Dr. Herbert London, Dr. Peter Wood, Dr. KC Johnson, and Dr. Michael Poliakoff will discuss how higher education has transformed from strong intellectual traditions, a core curriculum, and a commitment to Western Civilization, to a new focus on race, class, gender, and the environment. Out went the old style of scholarly generalists as teachers, and in came the new style of research specialists as faculty members. The new Bowdoin dedicated itself to the achievement of social justice and to reshaping America in the image of progressive politics.

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Inn at Brunswick Station
4 Noble Street, Brunswick, Maine

Panel Discussion
9:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.


  • Dr. KC Johnson
    City University of New York
  • Dr. John Fonte
    Center for American Common Culture at the Hudson Institute 

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

  • Dr. Herbert London
    President Emeritus
    Hudson Institute

Panel Discussion
1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.


  • Dr. Susan Shell
    Boston College

  • Dr. Michael Poliakoff
    Vice President of Policy
    American Council of Trustees and Alumni

  • Dr. Peter Wood
    National Association of Scholars 

Luncheon and Panel Discussion Ticket: $35

For additional information, please contact Kate Clark by phone at 207-321-2550 or by e-mail at