America's Direction: What Values & Whose Interests Should Guide Our Choices?: A Socratic Conversation, with Ron Gross
- Second Floor
- 3/28/2013, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Suggest optional reading: The Idea That Is America, by Anne-Marie Slaughter, Basic Books, 2007
Where: Second Floor Salon
Next session: Thursday, 4/25, Topic: Ending Thing: How Can We Best Handle Exits, Losses, and Farewells -- Personal and Professional?
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