NYUAD Talk: The University in a Dogmatic Age

Organised by New York University Abu Dhabi Institute

In his new book, "Standing for Reason: The University in a Dogmatic Age," John Sexton, NYU president from 2002 to 2015, argues that universities must make the fight against this "secular dogmatism" central to their missions. In conversation with journalist, author, and NYU teacher James Traub, Sexton speaks about the "secular ecumenism" for which the university has long stood, and about the need for a new model of the “global network university” to serve an increasingly interconnected world.

John Edward Sexton is an American lawyer and academic. Sexton served as the fifteenth President of New York University, from 2002 to 2015. From 1988 to 2002, he served as Dean of the NYU School of Law, during which time NYU became one of the top five law schools in the country according to U.S. News and World Report. From 2003 to 2007, he was the Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; and served as chair of the Federal Reserve System's Council of Chairs, in 2006.

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date and time

Sun, Nov 03, 2019, 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM

event location

New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

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New York University Abu Dhabi Institute
Tel: 026284000

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Nov 03, 2019 06:30 PM 08:00 PM New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi Conference Centre - A6 Building

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