College of Liberal Arts

Join Two Distinguished Liberal Arts Professors for Next Tapings of Game Changers

Wednesday Mar 28, 2012 | 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. at KLRU studios, 6A

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1 p.m. | Paul Woodruff
Are You Ajax or Odysseus?

In his book "The Ajax Dilemma," Paul Woodruff uses a parable from classical Greece to shed light on a very contemporary business dilemma: how to reward outstanding players without damaging the team. Tapping into his experience as a boss, a professor, an officer and an employee, Woodruff uses his broad perspective to issue an intriguing call for a compassionate approach to fairness. More about Paul Woodruff...

6:30 p.m. | Jeremi Suri
Can America Be Great Again?

After the Second World War, American society benefited from unprecedented peace and prosperity. What was key to this success? Americans were very strategic in their deployment of historical wisdom, drawing upon the experiences, institutions and knowledge acquired in earlier decades to build our nation.

So far, Americans have not shown the same wisdom in the 21st century. Our society is suffering. The time has come for Americans to reawaken their historical wisdom, analyzing the recent past to identify the key ideas and institutions that will allow our society to thrive once more. Jeremi Suri will examine our national history and will show how this history should empower citizens to reinvent American greatness again. More about Jeremi Suri...

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