Jonathan Cole of Columbia Delivers Third Lecture in Speaker Series
Jonathan Cole, former Provost of Columbia University, delivered our third “Designing the Future(s)” lecture, adding to Georgetown’s ongoing dialogue about the future of higher education. In conversation with President DeGioia, Dr. Cole focused on the role of innovative approaches in cultivating an educated student body. With insight from his time at Columbia, Dr. Cole’s remarks also explored the unique challenges—and opportunities—that physical space presents for learning and research at the university, and highlighted the urgent need to reexamine of our current models and create movement in a “rapidly ossifying” infrastructure.
Dr. Cole is the author of The Great American University: Its Rise to Preeminence, Its Indispensable National Role, Why It Must be Protected and the upcoming Who’s Afraid of Academic Freedom? He is also editor of The Research University in a Time of Discontent.
Learn more about his talk and see his remarks here.