<p>Brown President Christina H. Paxson will travel to Washington, D.C., Monday to deliver the keynote address at the National Humanities Alliance annual meeting. Her address will discuss questions raised about the role and the benefits of the humanities in contemporary higher education.</p>

Christina H. Paxson: 19th President, Brown University
Christina H. Paxson 19th President, Brown University
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University President Christina H. Paxson will deliver the keynote address at the National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting onMonday, March 18, 2013. She will emphasize the enduring value of a liberal arts education and the importance of continued federal investments in the humanities.

Paxson, an economist, was sworn in as the 19th president of Brown University on July 2, 2012. Prior to her arrival at Brown, Paxson served as dean of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of International and Public Affairs, where she founded the interdisciplinary Center for Health and Wellbeing. Paxson's work has focused on international labor issues and, most recently, on the impact of economic factors on the health and well-being of children.

Christina H. Paxson, Brown University President

2013 Annual meeting of the National Humanities Alliance

The Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052

Monday, March 18, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.

Darlene Trew Crist (401-952-7692; [email protected]) will be in Washington on Monday and will have copies of the president’s address.