Educating for Justice: Liberal Education and the Development of Just Members of Society

The Third Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts

Janurary 31 - February 1, 2003




Conversation Program


Friday, January 31
3:00 p.m. Registration and Welcome
3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion I
Is developing just members of society the job of higher education?

Richard Hughes, Pepperdine University
Irena Makarushka, Association of American Colleges and Universities
Randal Jelks, Calvin College
Lisa DeBoer, Westmont College
5:15 p.m. Small Group Discussion I
Is educating for justice a part of your institution’s history and mission?
7:00 p.m. Dinner at the Doubletree
Saturday, February 1
9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast at Westmont
9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion II
Can we educate for justice in a pluralistic society?

Walter Reed, Emory University
Rita Pougiales, The Evergreen State College
Shirley Mullen, Westmont College
Cheri Larsen Hoeckley, Westmont College
11:15 a.m. Small Group Discussion II
Is there sufficient consensus on justice at your institution to make it an educational goal? must there be?
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Small Group Discussion III
Administrators – Who does justice education at your institution and how?
Faculty – What is the role of your discipline in educating for justice?
3:15 p.m. Panel Discussion III
How does liberal education accomplish the development of just members of society?

James Slevin, Georgetown University
Beryl Brubaker, Eastern Mennonite University
William Ascher, Claremont McKenna College
James Taylor, Westmont College