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Citizens and Leaders: The Public Role of the Humanities

May 8, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

People sometimes dismiss liberal arts education as useless. But any country needs citizens who can think critically, discuss world issues knowledgeably, and understand the point of view of someone whose background and interests differ from their own. These abilities are nourished by the humanities and the arts, so they play a vital role in education at all levels.

Co-sponsored by Faculty Development, Dean’s Office of the College of Arts & Sciences, Undergraduate Studies, Philosophy Department, Classics Department, and School of Law

Bannan-MarthaNussbaumMartha Nussbaum, Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, University of Chicago, received her BA from NYU and her MA and PhD from Harvard. She has taught at Harvard, Brown, and Oxford Universities. Currently Professor Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, appointed in the Law School and Philosophy Department.

Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan

About the Bannan Institute
Bannan Institutes are yearlong, thematic programs hosted by the Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education at Santa Clara University. All events are free and open to the public. Please RSVP at www.scu.edu/ic/bannan

Spring 2015: Leadership and the Intellectual Life
Tradition, Innovation, and Transformation
The Jesuit, Catholic intellectual tradition has long been marked by rigorous and critical interdisciplinary engagement, dialogue, and a commitment to innovation and transformation. This quarter’s lecture series will examine the foundational and dynamic mission and means by which Jesuit, Catholic universities seek to form whole persons, engaged citizens, and accountable leaders.


May 8, 2015
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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Santa Clara University – St. Clare Room, Library and Learning Commons
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA United States
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