Free online event: “The Dignity of an Intellectual Life for All,” Oct. 21, 1-3 pm.

The Dignity of an Intellectual Life for All

Friday, October 21, 2022, 1:00-3:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Online Format

Hosted by Suffolk University Law School (https://www.suffolk.edu/law/) and co-sponsored by:

Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, University of Chicago, Graham School https://graham.uchicago.edu/programs-courses/basic-program)

Harrison Middleton University (https://www.hmu.edu)

World Dignity University Initiative of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (https://www.worlddignityuniversity.org)

With a focus on Dr. Zena Hitz’s thought-provoking book, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (2020), this program will examine the value of embracing the liberal arts and humanities for their own sake and consider how a rich intellectual life for everyone enhances human dignity. The program opens with a conversation featuring Dr. Hitz, followed by a responsive panel comprised of four distinguished educators, with opportunities for Q&A.

Featured Speaker

Zena Hitz, Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, and author, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (Princeton, NJ: Princeton U. Press, 2020)  https://zenahitz.net

Guest Panelists

Joseph Coulson, President, Harrison Middleton University   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Coulson

Hilda Demuth-Lutze, English teacher (ret.), Chesterton High School, IN, and author of historical fiction                                               https://kingdomofthebirds.wordpress.com/about-the-author/

Amy Thomas Elder, Instructor, Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, University of Chicago, Graham School                https://graham.uchicago.edu/person/amy-thomas-elder

Linda Hartling, Director, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies  https://www.humiliationstudies.org/whoweare/linda.php

Moderator

David Yamada, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA https://www.suffolk.edu/academics/faculty/d/y/dyamada

UPDATE: A freely accessible recording of this very engaging program has now been posted to YouTube. Go here to watch it!

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