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EDYS Guest Speaker Adam Nelson

Date: Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Time: 7:00 pm

Duration: 2 hours

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Richardson Auditorium

Beloit College Campus, Beloit, WI

Contact: Tracy Ehlers,, 608-363-2325

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Please Join the Education and Youth Studeis as we host Adam Nelson to speak on his topic," Citizens or Cosmopolitans? Constructing Scientific Identity in the Early American College"

Adam Nelson (Ph.D., Brown University) is Chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies and Professor of Educational Policy Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He works on the history of American education and higher education. His research has included projects on the history of radical and experimental education, the history of federal education policy (including bilingual education, special education for the disabled, and desegregation), and the history of higher education in both the United States and Europe. His publications include Education and Democracy: The Meaning of Alexander Meiklejohn, 1872-1964 (2001); The Elusive Ideal: Equal Educational Opportunity and the Federal Role in Boston’s Public Schools (2005); Education and the Culture of Print in Modern America, co-edited with John L. Rudolph (2010); and The Global University: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, co-edited with Ian P. Wei (2012). He is currently writing a pair of books titled Capital of Mind: American Colleges and the Making of a Modern Knowledge Economy, 1730-1830, and Empire of Knowledge: Nationalism, Internationalism, and American Science, 1780-1830. His research has been funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard, the Advanced Studies Fellowship Program at Brown, and the Vilas Associate Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In 2015-16, he served as President of the History of Education Society (U.S.).