Forum Futures 2007

Forum Futures 2007 is a compilation of summaries of the papers presented and discussed at the Forum’s 2006 Aspen Symposium. Papers address topics such as the moral consequences of economic growth, assessment and accountability in higher education, and academic capital structure and planning. Scholars include Niall Ferguson, who considers the decline of Oxford and Cambridge and the lessons they offer for American universities; Martha Nussbaum, who urges that students’ critical thinking and humanity be developed through the liberal arts; Robert Desimone, whose research on how the brain pays attention has important implications for how we teach; and Senator Bob Kerrey on how American higher education contributes to U.S. national security.