Forum Futures 2012

Forum Futures 2012 is a compilation of summaries of the papers presented and discussed at the Forum’s 2011 Aspen Symposium. Papers address topics such as effective uses of new learning media and technology, reinventing the public research university, improving productivity, the for-profit sector’s financial model, and confronting the problem of American decline. Scholars include Louis Menand on different visions of the purposes of colleges and universities; James Heckman on investing in families to strengthen the economy; John Campbell on Harvard University’s endowment management; Henry J. Eyring and Clayton Christensen on changing the DNA of higher education; and Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown on cultivating the imagination.