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Higher Education as Integration Policy

April 19, 2022 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Delta Maine Chapter of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society at the University of Maine will welcome renowned sociologist Marta Tienda (Princeton University) on April 19 and 20 as its 2022 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar. As part of her visit, Tienda will visit with students across campus, deliver a public lecture, and take part in a roundtable discussion with University of Maine faculty members.

On Tuesday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Buchanan Alumni Hall, Tienda will deliver a public lecture titled “Higher Education as Integration Policy.” Tienda’s talk will argue that restoring the nation’s unconditional commitment to quality public education is essential not only to revive economic mobility and restore broadly shared prosperity, but also to broaden the national project of integration beyond race and national origins. Using her personal biography as prologue, Tienda will provide a 50–year retrospective that illustrates how the national project of integration eroded as the population became more diverse and social mobility stagnated against a backdrop of rising economic inequality.


April 19, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Buchanan Alumni House
160 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04469 United States


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences