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

The Eighth Annual Conversation on the Liberal Arts

February 15-16, 2008


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Conversation Program


Friday, February 15
2:45 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
3:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 1:

The Political Education of College Students -- Learning from History

Julie Reuben,Harvard University
5:30 p.m.

Dinner & Small Group Table Discussions:

Educating for Citizenship: What are we Trying to do?

Saturday, February 16
8:30 a.m.

Breakfast & Small Group Table Discussions:

Fostering Political Engagement: The Curriculum and Extra Curricular Programs.

10:15 a.m.

Plenary Session 2:

Is Freedom Enough?

Julie Reuben, Harvard University
12:00 p.m.

Lunch & Small Group Table Discussions:

The Classroom: Handling Politically Charged Issues in Ways that Develop Informed, Critical Citizenship.

1:30 p.m.

Enjoy the Campus:

Art Gallery, Gardens, Walking Trails

3:00 p.m.

Plenary Session 3:

The Problems of Advocacy and Indoctrination

Julie Reuben, Harvard University
5:00 p.m.

Dinner & Discussion:

What are we Taking Back to our Campuses?