Seminar sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center
Universities: Past, Present, and Future is a seminar sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University, which seeks to connect scholars and students from Harvard and beyond with interest in higher education research. The seminar aims to expand our understanding of the institutions in which we work and in which most of the intellectual labor of the world is conducted or supported. We will host talks and events that present research and foster discussion about universities and other institutions of higher education. The seminar's scope is large, encompassing explorations of the past, examinations of current issues, and informed speculation about the future.
Via Zoom. Please register here to receive the link: https://harvard.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tir4bFoVTCa9HgzX2I-bdw
Students have for centuries organized into a variety of representative institutions - unions, guilds, councils - which defend and represent their collective interests. Today, student unions are distinct political institutions which function in every higher education system. Institution-based student unions associate into national unions and these further associate into regional student union federations. Student unions are the single most important mechanism of student impact on higher education. While organizational models of student unions and modes of student representation...