2005 Clark Kerr Lectures

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Charles Vest
President Emeritus, MIT

Chuck Vest, who recently stepped down as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was the second major higher education leader to give the Clark Kerr Lectures on the Role of Higher Education in Society.

Charles M. Vest was president of MIT from 1990 to 2004. Over his tenure at MIT, he placed special emphasis on enhancing undergraduate education, building a stronger international dimension into education and research programs, developing stronger relations with industry, and enhancing racial and cultural diversity at MIT. He also devoted considerable energy to bringing issues concerning education and research to broader public attention and to strengthening national policy on science, engineering and education.

Vest focused his lectures on the dynamics of federal science and technology policymaking and the role of three distinct constituents: the public, government, and industry.

Lecture 1

Federal, State, and Local Governments - University Patrons, Partners, or Protagonists
April 19, 2005
The Chevron Auditorium
International House, UC Berkeley
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Lecture 2

Openness and Globalization in Higher Education - The Age of the Internet, Terrorism, and Opportunity
April 21, 2005
Corwin Pavilion, UC Santa Barbara
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Lecture 3

Industry, Philanthropy and Universities - The Roles and Influences of the Private Sector in Higher Education
September 13, 2005 
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
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