Part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series
Lecture by Jal Mehta RI '17
At Radcliffe, Jal Mehta is working on a book, “The Chastened Dream,” which is a history of how publicly oriented professional schools—education, public health, public policy, and urban planning and design—have sought to couple social science with social policy to achieve social progress. The book investigates the origins of that dream in the Progressive Era, the challenges it faced across the 20th century, and how it might be remade to anchor a renewed vision of liberalism in the 21st century.
Free and open to the public.