The Future of X: Lawrence Summers on Higher Education

The former president of Harvard University describes the new ideas that will transform college education in America. 

"We need to remember that higher education is about more than teaching students; it's about developing ideas," the former president of Harvard University explains, outlining how science and technology could transform colleges and universities in the years to come. From the Aspen Ideas Festival, Summers also points out flaws in the system -- "in higher education, we take too few risks, and we are overly concerned with maintaining tradition." 

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Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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