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Liberal Arts for an Information Age

Eric Schmidt - Liberal Arts in the Information Age (Nov. 2021)

Liberal arts for an information age

The Middlebury Initiative for Data and Digital Methods ( is pleased to present “Liberal Arts for an Information Age”, a fireside chat with Eric Schmidt, Co-founder, Schmidt Futures, who served as Google’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman from 2001 to 2011, Executive Chairman from 2011 to 2018, and most recently as Technical Advisor. The chat will take place via Zoom on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 7:00-8:00 PM Eastern.

In this webinar, moderated by Professor Caitlin Myers, John G. McCullough Professor of Economics and co-Director of, Mr. Schmidt and Professor Myers will discuss key questions related to how liberal arts colleges and similar institutions might adapt to a rapidly changing world marked by the rise of big data, big computing, and big tech.

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