“Who are We as a Nation? Educating for Democracy” Nov 16 Humanities & Hoban Forum Lecture
7pm, DeNaples Center, The University of Scranton
Keynote lecture and book signing with Dr. Danielle Allen, Harvard University political theorist and author of Justice by Means of Democracy, Nov. 16, 2023, 7-8:30pm, DeNaples Center Ballroom, The University of Scranton, free and open to the public. (Live Stream will be available the night of the event).
Danielle Allen, PhD, is the James Bryant Conant University Professor and Director of the Allen Lab for Renovating Democracy at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center. She co-chaired the Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship and is the author of numerous books including her most recent Justice by Means of Democracy. This keynote lecture with Q&A and discussion is part of the Hoban forum lecture series hosted in collaboration with the Lackawanna Bar Association and will conclude the Scranton’s Story, Our Nation’s Story project organized by the University and community partners and supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Dr. Allen’s talk will consider the question “who are we?” as members of the Scranton community and the nation and how can we “educate for democracy” in the run-up to the 250th anniversary of the United States.