Who Changed Your Life? A Socratic Conversation
- Second Floor Salon, Gottesman Libraries
- 8/9/2012, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Please join us to share appreciation and learnings from our mentors, role-models, heroes and sheroes, and others who made a difference in our lives -- and how we can "pass it on" by contributing to the fulfillment of others!
We'll be inspired by The Person Who Changed My Life* by Matilda Raffa Cuomo, from which we'll share some stories by people like like Hillary Clinton, Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Oz, Joe Torre, Alec Baldwin, Joy Behar, Elaine Chao, Cindy Crawford, Whoopi Goldberg, and Martin Sheen.
Where: Second Floor Salon
Next session: Thursday, 9/6, Topic TBA
Inspired by Socrates' famous conversations with his friends in the marketplace of 5th century Athens, we engage in spirited discussions of ideas and issues. Socratic conversations range broadly and probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They are informed by the latest literature for reference and follow up. While building a sense of community on campus, these meetings enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries.
- Jennifer Govan