Neil J. Smelser: Reflections on the University of California: From the Free Speech Movement to the Global University.

Conversations with History - Neil J. Smelser

Neil J. Smelser; University Professor Emeritus of Sociology, University of California Berkeley

Drawing on decades of experience as a sociologist actively engaged as advisor to chancellors and observer of the Berkeley campus, Smelser discusses the Free Speech Movement, university leadership, surprises confronting campus administrators, affirmative action, and athletics. Drawing on the lessons of the last fifty years, he also analyzes the challenges facing the University of California in the 21 century.

Key Words: Sociologists, University of California, Higher Education, Berkeley Faculty
Neil J. Smelser
Publication date: 
March 17, 2010
Publication type: 
Conversations with History