Past Event

A Conversation on Diversity and the Core

October 11, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Low Library, 535 W. 116 St., New York, NY 10027 Faculty Room, room 207
How does a Liberal Arts Education contribute to us living happier, more just, and more free lives? How is the Core, a shared experience of encountering a set of literary, philosophical, musical, and artistic texts, helping with this project? What role do language and ideas have in human history? What does the idea of the “West” mean to us? Has it meant similar things throughout the 3000 years of intellectual history examined across the Core? When we say we need to make the Core more diverse, what do we mean? Are we seeking a change in the chosen texts? In the teaching faculty? In our ways of reading? Born revising itself, what has CC (and the Core) been for the last 100 years, and what do we hope it can be for the next 100? School of General Studies students are invited to a conversation (literally, a turning with, together, and towards) between faculty and students, interested in discussing, with honesty, engagement, and respect, what we think the Core is, should or could be, and might do for us as a community. This dialogue is necessarily limited in participants and in scope so that we can be deeply engaged with each other and with a few key ideas. Moderator: Nicole Callahan CC'05, GSAS'17, lecturer in the Discipline of English and Comparative Literature Faculty Participants: Dhananjay Jagannathan, assistant professor of Philosophy Christopher Washburne GSAS'99, associate professor of Music and director of the Louis Armstrong Jazz Performance Program Student and Alumni Participants: Sameer Jain SEAS'19 Santiago Tobar Potes CC'20 Destiny Spruill CC'20 When you register, you will be given the opportunity to submit a question that you would like the panel to consider during the event. We kindly ask that you please consider the topic and your experience with diversity and the Core prior to submitting. Please Note: Lunch will be served and commemorative Centennial giveaway items will also be available to attendees to share in the celebration throughout the year! Registration will close on Tuesday, October 8 at 9:00 a.m. Students will be selected by random lottery and will be notified of their selection no later than Tuesday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m.

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