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What is the Frank Rhodes Lecture Series?

The Frank Rhodes Lecture Series on the Creation of the Future: A Lecture Series for a New American University began in Fall 2011 at the direction of ASU President Crow to help advance his vision for a New American University and the need to redefine the role of higher education in society. Twice a year, individuals with a commitment to institutional innovation will visit ASU to deliver a public lecture on the creation of the future as well as meet with members of the ASU and greater community.

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Woman speaking in a microphone

Why should you be interested?

In 2001, Rhodes published The Creation of the Future, which discusses the role of the American university. The Creation of the Future played a key role in helping ASU President Michael Crow design his model for a New American University. The Frank Rhodes Lecture provides an opportunity for exceptional leaders who are committed to redefining the educational and cultural landscape to share their visionary ideas and outlook.