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Beyond the Ivory Tower

Beyond the Ivory Tower

Social Responsibilities of the Modern University

Derek Bok

ISBN 9780674068988

Publication date: 01/01/1984

Derek Bok examines the complex ethical and social issues facing modern universities today, and suggests approaches that will allow the academic institution both to serve society and to continue its primary mission of teaching and research.


  • [Bok] brings to the task a keenly analytical mind and an acute sensitivity to the configurations of institutional power and conflict.

    —New York Times Book Review


  • Derek C. Bok is President Emeritus and Three Hundredth Anniversary University Professor, Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 328 pages
  • 6 x 9 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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