Center for Public Policy Studies

Marek Kwiek will hold seminars at Harvard University and Boston College on the changing social stratification (and undemocracy) in academic science

(1) Marek Kwiek will hold a seminar at Harvard University.

The seminar will be on “Changing Social Stratification in Science: Implications for the Attractiveness of Academic Careers in Europe” (April 4, 2019) and will be organized within the Universities: Past, Present, and Future seminar series, hosted by Julie Reuben, Louis Menand, and Manja Klemencic at the Mahindra Humanities Center.

The Mahindra Humanities Center is a crossroads for interdisciplinary discussions among Harvard faculty, faculty from other area institutions, graduate students, undergraduates, and the public. It sponsors lectures, panels, readings, conferences, workshops, and seminars on a wide range of topics. It also supports informal occasions for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of scholarly and artistic work. The Mahindra Center seeks to foster collaborations between the humanities, social sciences, and sciences in the belief that the humanities make a unique contribution in establishing — through interpretation and conversation — communities of interest and climates of opinion.

(2) Marek Kwiek will also hold a seminar at the Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) of Boston College, a globally renowned center of higher education research founded by Philip G. Altbach and currently directed by Hans de Wit.

The seminar will be on “Undemocracy of Academic Science: The Changing Rules Governing the Academic Enterprise Across 11 European University Systems” (April 3, 2019).

The Center for International Higher Education (CIHE) promotes the belief that an international perspective is needed to foster enlightened policies and practices in higher education. With this mission, CIHE was founded in 1995 to advance knowledge about the complex realities of higher education in the contemporary world through its research, publications, training programs, and advisory activities.

Both seminars are part of a global promotion tour of Kwiek’s recent book, “Changing European Academics. A Comparative Study of Social Stratification, Work Patterns and Research Productivity” (London and New York: Routledge 2019, 274 pp.).