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Colleges and Universities

Aspen Undergraduate Consortium 2020 [Virtual]

The Aspen Institute Business & Society Program and the Aspen Undergraduate Consortium held two live, virtual sessions on capitalism, democracy and the COVID crisis.

These two sessions are part of a long-standing conversation about the value of the humanities and business education facilitated by the Aspen Undergraduate Consortium.  Since 2012, the Consortium has convened a learning community of undergraduate educators who seek to equip students with the mindset, knowledge and skills required to contribute to a flourishing economy and a strong democracy.  These forthcoming virtual discussions took place on the dates of our originally scheduled annual convening of the Consortium—now scheduled for June 2021—and co-hosted by Bucknell University, Franklin & Marshall College, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Teaching to COVID-19

How can the humanities and business education contribute to shaping a more just “new normal”? Join us to hear about two rapidly developed courses—Oberlin’s “Uncovering COVID-19: Critical Liberal Arts Perspectives” and Wharton’s “Epidemics, National Disasters, and Geopolitics: Managing Global Business and Financial Uncertainty.”

Laura Baudot | Associate Dean at College of Arts and Sciences, Oberlin College & Conservatory
Mauro F. Guillén | Dr. Felix Zandman Professor of International Management, The Wharton School


Democracy and Capitalism:

While it is said that “we are all in this together,” Covid-19 and its economic ramifications are starkly different for different groups of individuals and different institutions. Looking forward, what will it take for businesses and workers and customers and universities and students to contribute to, and benefit from, an equitable recovery?

Ann E. Harrison | Bank of America Dean, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
Daniel R. Porterfield | President & CEO, The Aspen Institute
Michael J. Sorrell | President, Paul Quinn College



Event information
Mon Jun 8, 2020 - Tue Jun 9, 2020
2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT