The Legacy of the Student Movement

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The Legacy of the Student MovementSaturday, April 26, 2008

Forty years later, a battle is still being waged about how the events of 1968 are remembered. Did the student protests wreck Columbia or make the university a stronger institution? Did they lead to the election of Richard Nixon or help end the Vietnam War and inaugurate an era of profound social and cultural change?

  • Lewis Cole, Member Strike Coordinating Committee, Professor of Film, Columbia University.
  • Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University, and former president Students for a Democratic Society
  • Maurice Isserman, William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of History, Hamilton College, and author of “America Divided: The Civil War of the 1960s.”
  • Stefan Bradley, Assistant Professor of History, St. Louis University
  • John McMillian, lecturer in history and literature, Harvard University
  • Frances Fox Piven, Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Sociology, City University of New York

Moderator: Juan Gonzalez, author and columnist, New York Daily News

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