Knowledge in Crisis:
Liberal Learning in a "Post-Truth" Age

March 22-24, 2018



Conversation Schedule

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Plenary Speakers

William Deresiewicz

Lynn Hunt

Martín Carcasson

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig

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deresiewiczWilliam Deresiewicz | Author and Essayist

William Deresiewicz is an award-winning essayist and critic. He is the author the New York Times bestseller Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life, as well as numerous articles, including recently "In Defense of Facts" for The Atlantic and "On Political Correctness" for The American Scholar.








huntLynn Hunt | UCLA

Lynn Hunt is a Distinguished Research Professor in history at UCLA. A specialist in the French Revolution, Dr. Hunt has undertaken wide-ranging examinations of human rights, time, religious pluralism, and historiography. Among her many books are Writing History in the Global Era, Inventing Human Rights, and Telling the Truth About History.








carcassonMartín Carcasson | Colorado State University

Martín Carcasson is a professor of communication studies at Colorado State University and the founder of CSU's Center for Public Deliberation, an interdisciplinary center that prepares students for practical engagement in deliberative democracy. His extensive research with the Kettering Foundation's Deliberative Democracy Consortium includes, most recently, a report titled "Process Matters: Human Nature, Democracy, and a Call for Rediscovering Wisdom."








bruenigElizabeth Stoker Bruenig | The Washington Post

Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig is an assistant editor and opinion columnist at The Washington Post. She has also served as a staff writer at The New Republic, and has contributed articles to a wide range of periodicals including The Atlantic, The American Conservative, and Jacobin Magazine. She has done graduate work in religion at Cambridge University and Brown University.