To the Editors:

Are we at the edge of a slippery slope on which the production of scholarly knowledge will be shaped by the demand for metric-based accountability? Join us at the New School on October 13 and 14 for our thirty-fifth Social Research Conference, “The Future of Scholarly Knowledge.” Keynote speaker David Bromwich will open the conference Thursday night, October 13, at 6 PM to address the state of scholarly independence and its prospects. Other speakers will include Alan Ryan, Akeel Bilgrami, and Richard Shweder.

For more information and to register, visit our website:

Arien Mack
Alfred and Monette Marrow Professor of Psychology
Editor, Social Research
The New School
New York City