Democracy and Education

Democracy and Education

Monday, April 19, 2021 8:00 pm EDT to 9:00 pm EDT

Live-streamed virtual event

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Join Tamara Mann Tweel in a virtual conversation about “Democracy and Education.” She will discuss how the liberal arts are vital for democracy and how civic education can actually be a form of social activism. She will also share how the ideas about the relationship between democracy and and education have evolved, from Socrates to John Dewey to Martha Nussbaum.

Tamara Mann Tweel is a Program Director at The Teagle Foundation specializing in civic initiatives. In this role, she is focused on efforts to strengthen the civic dimension of undergraduate education. Tweel currently teaches in the American Studies Program at Columbia University and at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. Her work has been published in numerous academic and popular journals, magazines, and newspapers, including The Washington PostThe Harvard Divinity BulletinThe Journal of World History and Inside Higher Ed. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Columbia University, an M.A. in theology from the Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. in political philosophy and art history from Duke University.

This online event is part of the Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement’s Monday Musings series and is open to all members of the Denison community.