Speaking for the Humanities

Thursday 20 February, 2014
6 - 8pm, $0/Rsvp

The New School
Arnold Hall, 55 West 13th Street, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, 2nd floor

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Academics from philosophy, American studies, humanities, law, and literature will discuss how to defend and even talk about the humanities without succumbing to the instrumental language of our detractors (measuring outcomes and deliverables) or retreating into an ivory tower, claiming that the humanities don't need justification. 

Panelists: 
Judith Butler, Hannah Arendt Professor of Philosophy, European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland (book contributor)
Andrew Delbanco, Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University 
Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics; University Professor of the Humanities, New York University 
Patricia J. Williams, James L. Dohr Professor of Law, Columbia Law School (book contributor) 
Moderator: Peter Brooks, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar, Professor, University Center for Human Values, Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University (book editor)

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