|Socratic Conversation: Diversity Works! Sharing What We Know about Benefiting from Our Differences|
Education Program Gottesman Libraries
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Pockets: Gottesman Libraries' Education Program, Socratic Conversations
Tags: culture, diversity, SOCIOLOGY, Socrates
Description/Abstract: This Conversation will benefit from the University Seminar on this topic scheduled for Monday, April 2, 7pm, titled Pax Ethnica: Where and How Diversity Succeeds, based on the book with that title by Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac.
Come share your thoughts, experiences, reflections:
What experiences have you had in which diversity worked - for enjoyment, understanding, productivity, problem-solving, or other gratifying outcomes?
How do you feel about how diversity works or doesn't work at the College? What about in New York City as a metropolis?
Inspired by Socrates' famous conversations with his friends in the marketplace of 5th century Athens, we engage in spirited discussions of ideas and issues. Socratic conversations range broadly and probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They are informed by the latest literature for reference and follow up. While building a sense of community on campus, these meetings enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry.
These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries (see TC Today, Winter 2010, p. 65).
Next session: Thursday, 4/19, Topic: What Are the Promises & Perils of Emerging Technologies for Our Humanity?
Where: Second Floor Salon