College to Host LinkedIn Senior Editor and Author George Anders
Events and Lectures

Franklin College welcomes George Anders, LinkedIn senior editor-at-large and author, to campus on Thursday, Mar. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Branigin Room of the Napolitan Student Center. Anders will serve as the last speaker in the college’s 2023-24 Convocation Lecture Series and will speak on “Why We Need Liberal Arts Majors.”

Anders will discuss why, in our rapidly-changing economy, 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 is a bestselling author with extensive professional experience in both traditional journalism and the data driven analytics 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 began his career as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal, and in 1997, Anders shared the Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Over the years, Anders has been a part of the core writing teams at Fast Company magazine, Forbes and Bloomberg View. Anders has also written five business books, on topics ranging from finance to healthcare. His most recent book is You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a ‘Useless’ Liberal Arts Education.

Copies of Anders’ books will be available for purchase at the event. He will also be available to sign books.

Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual Convocation Lecture Series that promotes the ideals of the institution. The college upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual and professional growth for a lifetime. The college values people of integrity, a commitment to inclusivity, a culture of intellectual curiosity, the drive for innovation and creativity and the spirit of community.

This event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending are asked to register at:

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.


By Preston Bertram ‘24

POSTED Feb 13, 2024