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Meritocracy in Higher Education

Meritocracy in Higher Education: A panel discussion on what role, if any, meritocracy should play in education. Moderated by Sarah Treul and featuring New York Times columnist Ross Douthat; Dr. Caitlin Zaloom, author of Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost and professor at NYU; Dr. Anastasia Berg, a Postdoctoral Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, the University of Cambridge; and Thomas Chatterton Williams, contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and author of Self-Portrait in Black and White.

The panelists are New York Times columnist Ross Douthat; Caitlin Zaloom, author of Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost and professor at NYU; Anastasia Berg, a Postdoctoral Junior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Corpus Christi College, the University of Cambridge; and Thomas Chatterton Williams, contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine and author of Self-Portrait in Black and White. The discussion will be moderated by Sarah Treul, professor in UNC’s Political Science department.

The discussion will begin at 5:30 pm on Feb. 19 in Howell Hall, room 115.

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