The New Social Environment#20

William D. Adams with Phong H. Bui

Featuring Adams and Bui


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist William D. Adams joins Rail Publisher and Artistic Director Phong H. Bui for a conversation.

In this talk

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William D. Adams

This is a headshot of Artist William D. Adams against an off-white curtain background. Adams wears a dark beige blazer, white shirt, and patterned tie.
William D. Adams was Chair of the National Endowment of the Humanities from 2014-2017. In that capacity, he initiated several new grantmaking programs under the banner of The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square. Upon leaving NEH, Adams was named a Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, where he continued his national advocacy on behalf of the humanities. Prior to NEH, Adams served as President of Colby College from 2000-2014, President of Bucknell University from 1995-2000, and Vice President and Secretary of Wesleyan University from 1988-1995. He taught political philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and at Santa Clara University, and coordinated the Great Works in Western Culture Program at Stanford University.

Phong H. Bui

Photo of Phong Bui taken by Nicola Delorme
Photo by Nicola Delorme
Phong H. Bui is an artist, writer, independent curator, and Co-Founder and Publisher/Artistic Director of the Brooklyn Rail, Rail Editions, River Rail and Rail Curatorial Projects.

โค๏ธ ๐ŸŒˆ We'd like to thank the The Terra Foundation for American Art for making these daily conversations possible, and for their support of our growing archive.