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Why Democracy Needs the Humanities @TrinityU

April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free

Disagreement is essential to democracy. Ideally, in a democracy conflict among different points of view is productive, not damaging. In this lecture, Michael Fischer, Ph.D., explores the role the humanities can play in fostering the constructive approaches to conflict resolution healthy democracies depend on.

The lecture will take place from 4-5 p.m. with a reception to follow.

This event is free and open to the public.

After serving for 16 years in various administrative positions at Trinity, including Vice President for Student Life and interim president, Michael Fischer began full time teaching in the English department in 2017-18. His research and teaching focus on English romanticism, the history of ideas about literature and philosophy, and defenses of the humanities. In several essays and a book in progress, he is currently exploring the role literature and the arts can play in constructive conflict resolution.

Details

Date:
April 15
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
events.trinity.edu/event/why_democracy_needs_the_humanities#.XK5dBKR7mUk

Organizer

Trinity University

Venue

Trinity Uinversity Chapman Auditorium
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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