Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. In 2019-2021, he served as the Director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, executive secretary of the department's Commission on Unalienable Rights, and senior adviser to the...
In an engrossing interview with Bill Kristol, the conservative scholar, author and former Harvard professor Peter Berkowitz paints a dismal picture of our universities.
Hoover Fellow Peter Berkowitz has a scathingly accurate analysis of higher education in today’s Wall Street Journal op-ed page. . . .
A lecture by law, ethics and political scholar Peter Berkowitz, at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Salon of La Maison Francaise, 500 Salisbury St...
Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses whether or not students at the University of California are receiving a biased and compromised education from activist professors.
Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, notes that the trench warfare between President Obama’s Democratic Party and the House-led Republicans over the budget, entitlements, and regulation reflects a profound and historic difference of opinion over the size and scope of the federal government. Accurately understanding what’s at stake in this struggle requires knowledge of American history. But that’s exactly the kind of subject liberal education is denying today’s college students.
In his “Theses on Feuerbach,” the young Karl Marx proclaimed, “[P]hilosophers have only hitherto interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it” (emphasis in original). The mission statements of several preeminent colleges and universities in the United States follow suit, an analyst noted.
Peter Berkowitz, the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, chair of the Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law, and cochair of the the Boyd and Jill Smith Task Force on Virtues of a Free Society, notes, on Wall Street Journal TV, that public colleges are legally obligated to keep the classrooms free of politics and that classrooms should be places where students are free to explore ideas.
In a lengthy piece in today's Wall Street Journal (subscribers only), Peter Berkowitz, a senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, and teacher at the George Mason University School of Law, raises timely questions about the requirements of a genuine liberal education...
Dear Members of the Board:
I read with a mixture of anticipation and trepidation the unexpected announcement earlier this month that President Rebecca Chopp is departing Swarthmore to become the chancellor of the University of Denver.
The debasement of liberal education is a little-discussed but long-standing cause of the much-discussed polarization of our politics.
A striking correlation exists between the decay of liberal education and the belief that government should push American citizens toward progressivism.
Labor Day weekend marks the return to school and the beginning of the home stretch of the presidential campaign. The connection is typically overlooked.
Colleges foster smugness on the left and resentment on the right.