Political Education and the Modern University

Posted by on March 7, 2003

Dear Service-learning Colleagues,

DePauw University Presents a Symposium on:
April 7-12, 2003

In an era of historically low voter turnout, and with college students often disengaged from the democratic process and indifferent to public affairs, is there anything that universities can and should do to help their students to be better citizens? This questions will be addressed by these prominent scholars and thinkers during a week-long symposium.

Featured speakers will include:
a.. Benjamin R. Barber, Gershon and Carol Kekst Professor of Civil Society and Wilson H. Elkins Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Affairs and the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
b.. Jean Bethke Elshtain, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics, University of Chicago
c.. Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism and Sociology, Columbia University
d.. Leroy Rouner, Professor of Philosophy, Religion and Philosophical Theology; Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Religion, Boston University
e.. Michael J. Sandel, Professor of Government, Harvard University
f.. James B. Stewart, Editor-at-large, SmartMoney magazine; Adjunct Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia University
g.. Cass R. Sunstein, Karl N. Llewellyn Distinguished Service Professor of Jurisprudence, University of Chicago Law School
h.. Michael Walzer, Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J.
i.. Roger Wilkins, Clarence J. Robinson Professor of History and American Culture, George Mason University
j.. Alan Wolfe, Professor of Political Science; Director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Boston College

For more information, visit the symposium Web site at http://www.depauw.edu/univ/pol_ed_symp or e-mail Robert E. Calvert, symposium coordinator, at rcalvert@depauw.edu.

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