University for a Day
Saturday, September 21, 8:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Brennan Hall Pearn Auditorium, Room 228 lunch and reception in Brennan Hall, Room 509
Registration and Morning Coffee: 8:45 to 9:15 AM, Pearn Lobby
LECTURE 1: 9:30 to 10:45 AM
The Declaration of Independence: Our Guiding Light and an Inspiration to the World
Morey M. Myers, Of Counsel, Myers, Brier & Kelly, LLP
LECTURE 2, 11 AM to 12:15 PM
Culture and Conflict: New England, Old England and the Civil War
Leonard G. Gougeon, Distinguished Professor of American Literature, University of Scranton
Lunch 12:30 to 1:30 PM, Brennan 509
LECTURE 3, 1:45 to 3 PM
The Great Emancipation of 1863: A Momentous Achievement-- A Work in Progress
In this sesquicentennial year of the Great Emancipation, Americans should be familiar with new scholarship on that momentous chapter in the history of the republic. It is now clear that the slaves were actively engaged in bringing an end to slavery, that the Emancipation marked the beginning of a new kind of American nation that placed freedom at its center, and that the job of Emancipation remains a work in progress.
Clement A. Price, Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of History and Director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture and the Modern Experience, Rutgers-Newark
LECTURE 4, 3:15 to 4:45 PM
Global Justice: What are the Responsibilities of Citizens?
In a world in which severe deprivations avoidably remain widespread, citizens of powerful societies have a weighty obligation to reflect upon their responsibilities towered the deprived. This talk will engage in such reflection and also explore how we can best meet our responsibilities in regard to global justice.
Thomas Pogge, Leitner Professor of Philosophy and International Affairs and Director of the Global Justice Program at Yale.
Reception 4:45 to 5:30 PM Pearn Lobby