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Why Democracy Needs the Humanities @TrinityU
April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
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.