GaedeConversation on the Liberal Arts

Our annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts gathers faculty and administrators from colleges and universities nationwide to address the challenges facing liberal arts education: How do we educate for membership in a global community? How is a liberal arts education related to work and calling? What are the challenges and opportunities of liberally educating students of faith? We learn from some of the best in the field, but mostly we learn from each other as we share how things look through our sometimes very different lenses. Click here for more on the unique format of the Conversation on the Liberal Arts.

 

Each year we publish the papers delievered at the Conversation in both a journal and on our website. Click here to order copies of journals. Click below to download electronic copies of papers.

 

 

This year's Conversation:

The 2015 Conversation's theme is "Liberal Arts and the Social Good." The conference will explore the contributions of liberal arts education to various sectors of American society, from civic engagement to the professions to individual success and fulfillment. Plenary speakers include Louis Bucciarelli, Anne Colby, William Deresiewicz (schedule permitting), Thomas Ehrlich, and Georgia Nugent. The Conversation on the Liberal Arts will be held at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, February 26-28.

Previous Conversations:

MOOCing the Liberal Arts? Technology and Relationship in Liberal Arts Education

The thirteenth annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Feb. 13-15, 2014

 

War and Peace as Liberal Arts

The twelfth annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Feb. 21-23, 2013

 

  The Gendered Liberal Arts? Femininity, Masculinity, and the Future of Liberal Education

  The eleventh annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Feb. 24 - 25, 2012

 

   The Fine Art of the Liberal Arts

   The tenth annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts, Feb. 25 - 26, 2011

 

The Liberal Education of Students of Faith

The ninth annual Conversation on the Liberal Art, Feb. 26-27, 2010

 

Learning in a Time of Politics: Liberal Arts Education and Political Engagement

The eighth annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts. Feb. 15-16, 2008