Saturday, May 26, 2018
Classroom - CL 410
Academic leaders and advocates in the social sciences and humanities encourage scholars to engage with the public and, in doing so, to play a role in shaping better institutions and a richer culture around citizenship. Some SSH disciplines have long traditions of such involvements, offering good models for public intellectuals or a history of fruitful exchange with policy makers and community stakeholders. How can we be proactive about shaping public discourse on the value of SSH? This is an important question: while STEM have a clear and cohesive presence within public discourse, SSH have yet to follow suit.
Speakers: Gabriel Miller, Executive Director, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences; Daniel Weinstock, Vice-President, Canadian Philosophical Association; Lisa Young, Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary