The U.S. Workforce and Higher Education: Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to Deliver 45th Annual “Lehman Lecture”

Changes in the American workforce and what they mean for the future of higher education will be the focus of the 45th annual Herbert H. Lehman Memorial Lecture.

Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale, director of the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, will deliver the Lehman Lecture.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
11 a.m.
Lovinger Theatre, Historic Music Building
250 Bedford Park Blvd West, Bronx, NY  10468
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Dr. Carnevale is an internationally recognized authority on education, training, and employment.  He will offer a broad perspective on current workforce conditions as well as the challenges that lie ahead for the U.S. in a rapidly evolving global economic climate.

Dr. Carnevale is a strong advocate for changing the education system to produce more graduates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields (STEM).

Read a recent interview in the New York Times.

Between 1996 and 2006, Dr. Carnevale served as Vice-President for Public Leadership at the Educational Testing Service (ETS). While at ETS, Dr. Carnevale was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the White House Commission on Technology and Adult Education.

Before joining ETS, Dr. Carnevale was Director of Human Resource and Employment Studies at the Committee for Economic Development (CED), the nation’s oldest business-sponsored policy research organization. While at CED, Dr. Carnevale was appointed by President Clinton to Chair the National Commission on Employment Policy.

Dr. Carnevale was the founder and President of the Institute for Workplace Learning (IWL) between 1983 and 1993. The IWL worked directly with consortia of private companies to develop high performance work systems and to develop more effective work and training systems. While at the IWL, Dr. Carnevale was appointed by President Reagan to chair the human resources subcommittee on the White House Commission on Productivity between 1982 and 1984.

Dr. Carnevale received his B.A. from Colby College and his Ph.D. in public finance economics from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University.

Read Dr. Carnevale’s full biography.

The Lehman Lecture is a tradition at Lehman College – an opportunity for the community to honor the legacy of Herbert H. Lehman, former New York Governor, Senator, and statesman. He was widely admired as a dedicated public servant and  passionate advocate for the poor and downtrodden, seeking to expand the rights and opportunities for all Americans, regardless of gender, race, or creed.

Previous speakers have included George McGovern, Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., Albert Gore Sr., Geraldine Ferraro, George Mitchell, Jill Abramson, and many more. The 2013 Lehman Lecture was delivered by Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship and former president of Columbia University Teachers College.