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What Did You Learn from the Storm? A Socratic Conversation

        In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record and second only to Katrina in cost, we ask the following questions:

        • What did you learn about yourself?


        • What did you learn about those you care about, and who care about you?


        • What did you learn about "power"?


        • What did you learn about the environment?


        • What did you learn about the media?


        • What did you learn about how people make decisions, private and public?


        • What did you learn about how people learn?


        Please join us to share your thoughts, reflections, and experiences.
         
        Where: Second Floor Salon

        Next session: Thursday, 12/6, Topic: Progess: What Does It Mean to You?


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        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.
         
        Individuals with disabilities are invited to request reasonable accommodations including, but not limited to sign language interpretation, Braille or large print materials, and a campus map of accessible features. Address these requests to the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities at (212) 678-3689, keller@tc.edu, or Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services at (212) 678-3853 V/TTY.

        • Jennifer Govan
        • 212-678-3022
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