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Convocation Lecture Series 2023-2024

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George Anders

LinkedIn Senior Editor-at-Large and Author

“Why We Need Liberal Arts Majors”

Thursday, March 14, 2024, 7 p.m., Branigin Room, Napolitan Student Center

Anders is a bestselling author with extensive professional experience in both traditional journalism and the data-driven dynamics of today’s tech sector. He has spent six years as a senior editor-at-large at LinkedIn, covering the future of work and writing the weekly Workforce Insights newsletter. He started his career as a journalist at The Wall Street Journal, where in 1997 he shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Over the years, he also has been part of the core writing team at Fast Company magazine, Forbes and Bloomberg View.  Anders has written five business books on topics ranging from finance to health care. His most recent book is You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education. 

Join us as he shares the essential skills for success in our fast-changing economy. He will explain why the case for the liberal arts is especially compelling today – and how to ensure that people with these strengths find the recognition and success they deserve. 

Anders will sign copies of his books following the event and offer his most recent book for purchase.  

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