21st Century Challenges

Demand 21st Century Liberal Arts

11-12:20- Panel Discussions
12:30-1:50- The Value of the Liberal Arts- Panel Discussion and Luncheon
2:00-3:20- Panel Discussions

21st Century Challenges Demand 21st Century Liberal Arts

Thursday, Oct. 15th, 11am-3:30pm

Howard Gittis Student Center, North 13th Street

First Session: 11-12:20


The American Dream– myth, mirage, or music to the ears of millions

This panel will address the issues of the relationship between Temple and the surrounding community, gentrification and crime, privilege and class, and other questions of inequality in U.S. society.


Encountering Terrorisms: How the Liberal Arts Formulates Responses to Global Threats

Understanding that terrorism is not a distant concern, this panel would seek to illuminate the multifaceted nature of terrorism both at home and abroad, explain what different political, religious, and social movements are about and consider why people are attracted to joining movements with radically different ideologies and potentially destructive goals.


Water, water every where

Water has been continuously contested throughout human history. This panel will focus on the question of who controls the rights to water, and why water will be the key issue of the twenty-first century.


Health Care Today

Is it a right or a privilege? How do we think about quarantine, vaccinations, Ebola and Measles? What is the role of the Affordable Care Act? How do we treat issues of aging and disability in the context of this limited resource?

The Value of the Liberal Arts Lunch Session 12:30-1:50

Moderator: Ruth Ost (Honors Program)

Speakers:

John Gattuso, Senior Vice President and Regional Director, Liberty Property Trust

Debra Humphreys, Vice President, Office of Communications, Policy and Public Engagement, Association of American Colleges & Universities

Loretta Jackson-Hayes, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Rhodes College

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Second Session 2-3:20

The American Dream– myth, mirage, or music to the ears of millions

This panel will address the issues of the relationship between Temple and the surrounding community, gentrification and crime, privilege and class, and other questions of inequality in U.S. society.


Encountering Terrorisms: How the Liberal Arts Formulates Responses to Global Threats

Understanding that terrorism is not a distant concern, this panel would seek to illuminate the multifaceted nature of terrorism both at home and abroad, explain what different political, religious, and social movements are about and consider why people are attracted to joining movements with radically different ideologies and potentially destructive goals.


Water, water every where

Water has been continuously contested throughout human history. This panel will focus on the question of who controls the rights to water, and why water will be the key issue of the twenty-first century.


Health Care Today

Is it a right or a privilege? How do we think about quarantine, vaccinations, Ebola and Measles? What is the role of the Affordable Care Act? How do we treat issues of aging and disability in the context of this limited resource?