Humanities Education for a Global Era: Chinese and Western Perspectives

Friday, August 24, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

On-Campus Event - Lone Mountain Main - LM 100 - Handlery Room

The USF Ricci Institute invites you to come and share your thoughts with distinguished scholars from China and the United States on the future of humanities education in a global era.

The rapid advance of our industrial and commercial civilization has placed the humanities on the defensive around the world. In our universities, technical subjects increasingly marginalize the study of literature and the arts. In a time of global dislocation, however, the humanities remain a critical resource for the education of self-reflective, ethical, and responsible citizens and leaders.

China and the West are home to different philosophical, religious and cultural traditions that affirm, in different ways, the dignity of the human person and the value of the common good. Reflection on the crucial role of the humanities in contemporary education can greatly benefit from both Chinese and Western perspectives.


  • Dr. Thomas BANCHOFF, Vice President for Global Engagement, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Christopher S. CELENZA, Dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Dr. Meghan SULLIVAN, Professor of Philosophy at University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN.
  • Dr. FAN Lizhu, Professor of Sociology at Fudan University, Shanghai.
  • Dr. YANG Huilin, Professor of Comparative Literature at Renmin University, Beijing.

This event is co-sponsored by Georgetown University and the USF Ricci Institute.

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