On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) presented “ACLS 1919 Celebration: The Value of a Degree in the Humanities & Social Sciences.”

This commemorative roundtable celebrated the founding of ACLS in September 1919 featured a panel reflecting on the value of their humanities and interpretive social sciences degrees in their professional and personal lives.

ACLS President Joy Connolly moderated the discussion and was joined by panelists Debo P. Adegbile, Partner, WilmerHale; Edward E. Cohen F’65, G’64, Adjunct Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania, and Chairman of the Board of Resource America, Inc.; Heather McGhee, Author and Board Chair, Color of Change; and Chikako Yamauchi F’17, Strategic Learning and Evaluation Officer, The Kresge Foundation.

This event was presented as part of the ACLS Humanistic Knowledge in the21st Century public event series.