Professor Eric Foner’s reputation precedes him. Aside from being an inspiring and legendary figure in Columbia’s history department, Foner has penned over twenty books, and won a Pulitzer Prize, a Lincoln Prize, and a Bancroft prize.
Ever since the infamous 1968 protests, America has seen Columbia as a bastion of liberalism, but today this activist presence has calmed down and Columbia's politics stand out less as most universities lean to the left.
Now that the Supreme Court has decided to hear Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the Grutter and Gratz decisions could be overturned, which Bollinger said could have “major consequences.”
Prominent author Paul Auster and history professor Eric Foner will speak at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences convocation in May.
History professor Eric Foner talks about his new book, "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery."
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