The presentation by UT Global Director Richard Flores, PhD takes place May 13 at noon on the The University of Texas at Austin campus in the College Of Liberal Arts building room 1.302B. The presentation is open to the public. Refreshments will be provided and a short Q & A will follow.
The forces of globalization—a multidimensional set of practices, ideas, economies, and rituals—have led to the reformation of markets, technologies, and flows of capital and labor. The practices, values, and mission of a liberal education are implicated in this new global moment as various ideologies have deemed it ”impractical,” “inefficient,” and “unproductive” for the needs of the 21st century. This presentation examines the relationship between a liberal education and globalization, suggesting areas of convergence and reformation.
Richard R. Flores, professor of anthropology and Mexican American studies, holds the C. B. Smith, Sr. Centennial Chair in US–Mexico Relations at the University of Texas at Austin, where he is also senior associate dean for academic affairs for the College of Liberal Arts.
He studies critical theory, performance studies, semiotics, and historical and cultural anthropology. Among other works, he is the author of Remembering the Alamo: Memory, Modernity, and the Master Symbol (University of Texas Press, 2002). He holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Flores previously gave this presentation in the Spring of 2015 at The University of Notre Dame Kellogg Institute for International Studies and at the International Exhibition Conference of Higher Education in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. More info: http://bit.ly/may13noon