Inaugural Symposium: The Power of the Liberal Arts — Participant Profiles

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The Power of the Liberal Arts,” the symposium that is prelude to the inauguration of Clayton S. Rose as Bowdoin’s 15th president, comprises leaders from the worlds of business, design, government, higher education and public health. The symposium will be held in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall, 2 p.m.­–5 p.m., Friday, October 16, 2015. In advance of the discussion, we are posting a series of participant profiles; a compilation of those that have published thus far appear below.

“American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault ’73, H’96 Gives Liberal Arts the Credit,” (posted Sept. 30)

“Historian, Pioneering Academic and University President Hanna Holborn Gray,” (posted Oct. 1)

“How the Liberal Arts Keep Luxury Shoe Designer Ruthie Davis ’84 a Step Ahead,” (posted Oct. 2)

“NEH Chairman, Former Colby College President William Adams on How Liberal Arts are Critical to National Welfare,” (posted Oct. 5)

“Yahoo’s Andy Serwer ’81 to Moderate Panel of Heavy Hitters,” (posted Oct. 6)

“Denison President Adam Weinberg ’87 on College Campus as Lab for Civic Education,” (posted Oct. 7)

“Sen. George J. Mitchell ’54, H’83 on Leadership and the Liberal Arts,” (posted Oct. 8)

“Sociologist Camille Charles on Evolving Liberal Arts,” (posted Oct. 9)

“Shelley Hearne ’83 on the Intersection of Public Health Advocacy and the Liberal Arts,” (posted Oct. 12)

“Dean Scanlon to Moderate ‘Yes, It Still Matters: Why and How We Teach the Liberal Arts,'” (posted Oct. 13)

“Mary Lou Zeeman on How Math Can Save the World,” (posted Oct. 14)