Civic Studies, Civic Practices Conference

July 23, 10 am through July 24, 4 pm

Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University

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Please join us for this two day gathering of educators and activists to explore the theory and practice of citizenship. Through interactive sessions, we will focus on “citizenship” as creativity, agency, and collaboration – not as a form of membership that separates those who are in from those who are out. Scholars, students, activists, educators and others interested in this topic are welcome.

The conference will center on 12 interactive “learning exchanges.” Those sessions and the rest of the agenda is described in detail here.

The conference immediately follows our second annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies at Tisch College. I am co-teaching the Institute with Karol Soltan (University of Maryland); the other participants are 20 excellent graduate students or experienced practitioners from across the United States and from several European countries. It is part of an effort to build the study of active citizenship into a serious and coherent intellectual enterprise.