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On the occasion of the publication of Humanities and Public Life, from Fordham University Press, The Center for Public Scholarship at the New School for Social Research is hosting a free panel discussion on the importance of humanities in higher education at The New School, in Arnold Hall at 55 West 13th Street, in the Theresa Lang and Community and Student Center, on the second floor, in New York City.
Panel runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Reception follows.
Judith Butler, Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Visiting Professor of the Humanities, Columbia University; Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature, co-director of the Program of Critical Theory, University of California, Berkeley (book contributor)
William Germano, Dean of the Faculty, Humanities and Social Sciences, The Cooper Union (contributor)
Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics; University Professor of the Humanities, New York University
Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (contributor)
Peter Brooks, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, Professor, University Center for Human Values, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University (book editor)
Please note, seating is first come, first served. We are expecting a large audience. A registration does not guarantee a seat if the auditorium fills. Please plan to arrive by 5:45pm to find a seat. If you wish to sit with someone, please arrive together and do not save seats. Doors open at 5:00pm.
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Center for Public Scholarship
The Center for Public Scholarship at The New School for Social Research seeks to promote free inquiry and public discussion, bringing the best scholarship in and outside the academy to bear on the critical and contested issues of our times.
The Center is dedicated to engendering and enhancing freedom of inquiry—not merely as an intellectual exercise but as a lived imperative—and to addressing, illuminating, and alleviating the pressing social issues of our times. These goals are rooted in the earliest history and ideals of The New School. In this spirit, all of our activities and initiatives are intended to foster dialogue within and beyond the academy and to enhance public understanding of important social and political issues, drawing on the strengths of The New School and its faculty to shape and inform Center programs.