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Zócalo in DC: Can the Next President Put Public Universities Back on Top?

Join New America partner, Zócalo Public Square, and UCLA for a critical discussion of America's public universities.  

America's public universities are in crisis. The nation's success in the global economy depends on producing more college graduates, but our graduation rates have slipped in comparison to the rest of the world. In response to state budget constraints, public universities continue to make deep cuts and raise tuition, making it harder for students to afford higher education. And those who do earn a degree enter a weak job market carrying more debt than ever before. With an election approaching, university leaders visit Zócalo to ask what the higher education agenda of the next president should be.

Please note that this event will be held at the National Press Club.

To RSVP for the event, pleae visit the Zócalo Public Square website:


Featured Speakers
Gene Block
Chancellor, University of California, Los Angeles and Chair, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Mary Sue Coleman
President, University of Michigan President and Chair, Association of American Universities 

Vartan Gregorian
President, Carnegie Corporation of New York 

David Leonhardt
Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times

Event Time and Location

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20045