Dean Robert Farber '35 Invited to International Conference in England

Dean Robert Farber '35 Invited to International Conference in England

March 17, 1965

Dean Robert Farber 1960 Mirage.jpgMarch 17, 1965, Greencastle, Ind. - Robert H. Farber, dean of DePauw and 1935 graduate of the University, has accepted an invitation to participate in an international conference in England, beginning March 28. The seventy-first Wilton Park conference will draw delegates from Western Europe and North America to the seminar site near Steyning, 50 miles south of London. The two-week session offers a forum for the international exchange of views on political, economic and social questions.

A specific topic to be discussed by the conference with representatives of the British government,East College Snow 2007 Feb.jpg Parliament and higher education will be: "Competitive Coexistence and the New Generation: The Significance of Education for the West."

Nine days of the conference will be devoted to discussions at Wilton Park. On April 1 the group will attend a luncheon in their honor given by members of the House of Commons in London. April 4-6 will be spent in Wales, where the educators will visit the Port Talbot works of the Steel Company of Wales, as well as Atlantic College at Llantwit Major.

American participation in the British-conceived and sponsored conference is supported by the Ford Foundation.

Bob Farber, who has been dean at DePauw since 1952 and is president of the academic deans of the North Central Association, will return to the United States April 10.

Learn more about Dean Farber in this previous story.