Academics

Students to Work in Public Sphere Over Winter Break

  Nearly 20 Wesleyan students are dedicating their winter breaks to civic participation. Eighteen Wesleyan students will spend a portion of December and January engaging in projects related to voter registration and issues advocacy in Iowa, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Georgia, North Carolina, and Arizona, amongst others states through the Wesleyan Engage 2020 Initiative. E2020 is…

Spring Semester classes offered by the Patricelli Center

This spring, the Patricelli Center will offer one full-semester course, two half-semester courses, and a student forum. The full-semester course is a startup incubator in which students will build projects, programs, or ventures of their own design. The half-semester courses will focus on understanding complex social and environmental problems and developing a toolkit for tackling…

Spring 2020 Courses in Civic Engagement, Social Change, and the Study of Public Life

Looking for interdisciplinary classes that think outside the box? Want to go beyond theory and understand how academic concepts apply in real-world settings? Take a class with the Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Civic Engagement Certificate, or Service Learning!  You can see all CSPL courses here, and you can check out all Service Learning…

Civic Engagement Certificate Lunch – Fall 2019

Civic engagement encompasses a wide range of activities in which individuals work to strengthen their communities, to realize common goods, to enhance the capacities and dispositions necessary for democratic self-rule, and in general to deliberately shape their common life. Wesleyan University prides itself on enrolling and nurturing students with strong social consciousness. Students participate in…

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…

Human Rights in the US: A perspective from a non-American

Human Rights in the US: A perspective from a non-American, with Maina Kiai Maina Kiai was the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association from 2011 until 2017. In 2016 he completed official mission to the US pursuant to his mandate to assess the situation of freedoms of…

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…