Incredibly interesting and thought-provoking article on an Ivy League education: “The first thing that college is for is to teach you to think. That doesn’t simply mean developing the mental skills particular to individual disciplines. College is an opportunity to stand outside the world for a few years, between the orthodoxy of your family and…
Dr. Jerryson recently presented at the International Centre for Ethnic Studies “25 Years in Retrospect: Buddhism, Ethnic Conflicts and Religious Harmony in South and Southeast Asia,” in Kandy, Sri Lanka.
It is good to know the Socratic dialogue form is alive and kicking:
Interesting piece on the relevance of Philosophy by Robert Pasnau of the University of Colorado, Boulder: Why Not Just Weigh the Fish? – NYTimes.com
Dr. Mower recently gave a talk on civility at the Hauenstein Center at Grand Valley State University in Allendale Charter Township, Michigan. Direct Link: Civility in Politics and Education
Dr. Mark Vopat recently presented a paper on moral sensitivity and public policy decisions. The paper titled “Moral Structural Insensitivity in Policy Decisions” was presented at the 72nd Annual Midwest Political Science Association meeting in Chicago. In addition to his paper presentation, Dr. Vopat was also a participant on a panel discussing publishing books in…
‘Public Islam’ and the Nordic Welfare State: Changing Realities? 2014 This special issue is the outcome of a generous invitation by the Center for Islamic Studies of Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, to arrange a seminar on Nordic Islam at Youngstown State and to publish the proceedings in the Center’s journal, Studies in Contemporary Islam….
Dr. Jerryson recently participated in the “Public Forum on Buddhism and Peace Building: An Invitation to Dialogue.” Close to a hundred people from at least one dozen different countries (Turkey, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, England, etc.) were present for the event.
On October 14, 2010, our own Dr. Victor Wan-Tatah talked with Mel Duncan, founding Executive Director of Nonviolent Peaceforce, a civilian peacekeeping organization based in Brussels. You can listen to the show online here. If you want hear more of these programs (and possibly more of Dr. Wantatah) you can subscribe to the Public Affairs…
Great information in this video and on this blog http://pegasus.cc.ucf.edu/~janzb/humanities/humcareers.htm about the value of a humanities degree. Thanks to Dr. Mower for the find.