Sat, Oct 22|
2022-2023 Undergraduate Fellowship: What is Liberal Education?
This fellowship is open to undergraduate students at Stanford University. The deadline for applications to the Fall Term Fellowship is Friday, September 30th. The Fall 2022 seminar will be on October 22 and will be led by Peter Berkowitz (Hoover Institution, Stanford University).
Time & Location
Oct 22, 2022, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM PDT
About the Event
The crisis of liberal education poses a threat to liberal democracy in America. Instead of cultivating free minds and free citizens, much of higher education is bent on indoctrinating students by regulating speech and politicizing the curriculum. These trends prevent students from becoming citizens who can think for themselves and exercise the virtues of self-government. To counter these baleful tendencies, these seminars will explore the aims, prerequisites, content, and spirit of liberal education.
In the fall term, Peter Berkowitz will lead a day-long seminar addressing these themes through the writings of William Buckley, Allan Bloom, John Stuart Mill, and more. In the winter and spring terms, Nathan Pinkoski will apply the lessons learned in the fall term, through several 1.5-hour seminars that provide a close reading of Plato's Apology of Socrates.
DATES AND TIMES
Fall 2022 Term
What is Liberal Education?
Saturday, October 22nd 2022
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Taught by Peter Berkowitz
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.
Peter Berkowitz is the Tad and Dianne Taube Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Winter 2023 and Spring 2023 Terms
A Close Reading of Plato's The Apology of Socrates
Occasional Meetings on Wednesdays
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Taught by Nathan Pinkoski
Dinner will be provided.
Nathan Pinkoski is Research Fellow and Director of Academic Programs at the Zephyr Institute.
Applications are open to undergraduate students at Stanford University. We are interested in students who are not just fascinated by the texts and ideas under discussion, but are also invested in being part of a community of ideas and meeting new interlocutors. To apply you must be available to attend the aforementioned dates.
The deadline for applications to the Fall Term Fellowship is Friday September 30th. Successful Applicants will be notified on October 3rd.
The Undergraduate Fellowship is sponsored by the Stanford Civics Initiative and will take place on Stanford's campus.
It has also been made possible by a generous grant from the Apgar Foundation.