Dear readers, on October 21, I hosted a program titled “The Dignity of an Intellectual Life for All.” Focusing on Dr. Zena Hitz’s thought-provoking book, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (2020), the program examined the value of embracing the liberal arts and humanities for their own sake and considered how a rich intellectual life for everyone enhances human dignity. We opened with a conversation featuring Dr. Hitz, followed by a responsive panel comprised of four distinguished educators.
It turned out to be a wonderfully engaging, conversational program. A freely accessible recording has now been posted to YouTube. Go here to watch it!
Here are the program details:
Hosted by Suffolk University Law School and co-sponsored by:
- Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, University of Chicago, Graham School
- Harrison Middleton University
- World Dignity University Initiative of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
Zena Hitz, Tutor, St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD, and author, Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life (Princeton, NJ: Princeton U. Press, 2020).
Joseph Coulson, President, Harrison Middleton University
Hilda Demuth-Lutze, English teacher (ret.), Chesterton High School, IN, and author of historical fiction
Amy Thomas Elder, Instructor, Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, University of Chicago, Graham School
Linda Hartling, Director, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
David Yamada, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School, Boston, MA
This program was supported by the Faculty Initiatives Fund at Suffolk University Law School.