Center for the Study of Public Life

Spring Semester classes offered by the Patricelli Center

This spring, the Patricelli Center will offer two half-semester courses. The first is focused on understanding complex social and environmental problems, and the second is focused on developing a toolkit for tackling those problems.  These classes are open to students from all class years and majors. For more information, see below or contact the PCSE…

This week’s Human Rights Talks

Join the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life for a lunchtime talk with experts in the field of Human Rights.  Human Rights Advocacy in the Trump Era Jamil Dakwar Tuesday, October 29. 12.00-1.00, PAC 002. Pizza lunch will be provided. Since 2017, the Trump Administration has demonstrated utter disregard for human rights, and…

WESEMINAR Education and Civic Engagement – Academics in the Community

WESEMINAR Education and Civic Engagement – Academics in the Community With the establishment of the Education Studies Minor, opportunities for students to learn about and engage with educational policy and practice are expanding, including a multi-faceted partnership with the Middletown Public Schools.  Join us to learn more about just some of the initiatives – undertaken…

Religious Endowments and Democratic Foundations in Istanbul

Religious Endowments and Democratic Foundations in Istanbul: How an Ottoman Institution Shapes Armenian Life in Turkey Today a lecture with Christopher Sheklian Crowded in the upper-level school auditorium in the neighborhood of Şişli, Istanbul, a diverse group of Armenians debated the governance structure of the charitable endowments known as vakıfs. Questions of democratic governance, equitable…

2019/2020 Human Rights Series

The 2019/2020 Human Rights Talks Series encourages engagement with human rights issues among undergraduate students. Jointly sponsored by the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life and the University Network for Human Rights, the Series brings experts in the field of human rights to campus to engage in dialogue on current events. All events…

Cardinal Community Commitment

Every year, over 400 Wesleyan students choose to enrich their educational experience through civic engagement on campus and beyond.  They deploy their curiosity, skills, and practical idealism as they support educational and social enrichment activities for youth, stand with efforts to protect our environment, learn from the wisdom of aging community members, and work in…

Allbritton Center Civic Engagement Report 2018-2019

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan University. We study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Center houses the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, and the Patricelli Center for Social…

Princeton Review Names Wesleyan #1 Impact School

The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan University as its #1 Impact School for 2019. “These 25 schools were selected based on student ratings and responses to survey questions covering community service opportunities at their school, student government, sustainability efforts, and on-campus student engagement. We also took into account PayScale.com’s percentage of alumni from each school that…

Literacy Ambassadors wanted for MPS Bridge to Brilliance program

From professor Anna Shusterman:  WANTED:  Literacy Ambassadors!   The Middletown Public Schools PreK community is looking for dedicated volunteers to support our efforts in spreading the word and helping families utilize our new digital, FREE comprehensive literacy program.  These apps are one way to better prepare 3 & 4 year old children for Kindergarten and…

WESEMINAR: Civic Engagement and Social Entrepreneurship

The Allbritton Center is the hub of civic engagement at Wesleyan. Through the Jewett Center for Community Partnerships, the Patricelli Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Service-Learning courses, and other programs, we study public life, actively partner with the local and regional community, and teach practical skills for social impact. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of…