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- Thursday, February 21st, 2013 - MAC - Education for Freedom: Access and the Promise of Democratic Citizenship
Please join us for a luncheon lecture by Dr. Roosevelt Montas on the relationship between liberal education and good citizenship. Professor Montas is Director of Columbia University's Center for the Core Curriculum and he is Associate Dean of Columbia College. His research is focused on Antebellum American literature and culture, with a specific interest in citizenship and American national identity. His dissertation, "Rethinking America: Abolitionism and the Antebellum Transformation of the Discourse of National Identity," won the 2004 Bancroft Award. He is currently writing on the interrelated biographies Ralph Waldo Emerson, Frederick Douglass, and Charles Sumner. He also lectures and writes on the history and future of liberal arts education. Food and drink will be available on a first come, first served basis. Lunch will be available at 11:45am and the lecture will begin at noon.
Location: Riley 201
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