Academic Symposia

From Brownell to Berger-Sweeney: Bridging Trinity’s Traditions and the Future of a Liberal Arts Education

Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:15-2:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Washington Room, Mather Hall

Thursday, October 23, 2014

12:15-1:15 p.m.
Reaching beyond the Disciplines
  • Bevil R. Conway, Associate Professor of Neuroscience, Wellesley College
  • Mark Goodman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Boyer Coffee Company
  • Rhoden Monrose ’09, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CariCorps
Moderator: Sarah Raskin, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Trinity College

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Connecting to the City
  • Xiangming Chen, Dean and Director, Center for Urban and Global Studies and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology
  • Venita Datta, Professor of French, Wellesley College
  • Shawn T. Wooden ’91, Partner, Day Pitney LLP and Council President, City of Hartford
Moderator: Garth Myers, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Urban International Studies, Trinity College


Saturday, October 25, 2014

9:30-10:25 a.m.
Engaging with a Diverse World
  • John Agard P’18, Professor of Tropical Island Ecology and Head of the Department of Life Sciences, The University of the West Indies
  • Richard Eichenberg, Associate of Professor Political Science, Tufts University
  • Irene Mata, Assistant Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wellesley College
Moderator: Zayde Antrim, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of History and International Studies and International Studies Program Director, Trinity College

10:35-11:30 a.m.
Thinking about a Liberal Arts Education in Nontraditional Ways

  • Nancy Bauer, Dean of Academic Affairs for Arts and Sciences and Professor of Philosophy, Tufts University
  • Susannah Heschel ’73, Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College
  • Kris Manjapra, Associate Professor of History and Colonialism Studies Program Director, Tufts University

Moderator: Sean Cocco, Associate Professor of History, Trinity College