Johann Neem, “The Purpose of College in an Age of Uncertainty.”

Johann Neem, professor of history at Western Washington University, will deliver the annual Kohlenberg-Towne lecture on “The Purpose of College in an Age of Uncertainty.” Prof. Neem’s most recent book is What’s the Point of College? Seeking Purpose in an Age of Reform (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019); he is also the author of Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America (2017), and Creating a Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusetts (2008).