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The highest role of the educator is ... to help the student come to him or herself not as a consumer of experience but as a sovereign individual.

Walker Percy, Message in the Bottle

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We are convening an intellectual community interested in going beyond conventional mainstream debates. At The Centre we want to explore the most pressing issues facing humanity in the 21st century, from the degradation of the environment, to the quality of higher education, to poverty and inequality, democracy, and corrupt political and economic systems - but we recognize that interdisciplinary, collaborative analysis does not occur without intentional pedagogy. Started in 2012, The Centre has grown through four successful years of programming, expanding both in community and intellectual reach. What began as an experimental reflection on the way that modern technology and sociopolitical construction influence the possibilities for a better world, has steadily expanded into an interdisciplinary network in conversation about a broad range of pressing topics. This year we are adding new programming, new seminars, new locations, new partners.

...in Dialogue.

Critical thought is more than just content - it's about method. During our educational retreats we put ourselves at a critical distance from technology and the digital buzz of post-modern life, we take on rigorous reading lists, and convene in student led round table dialogues. The seminars are focused on pulling students into deeper, more reflective forms of thought analysis, and intellectual synthesis. Scholars and students of diverse backgrounds work together around the table to connect the dots of our complex, troubled, globalizing world.

 

SEMINARS ON CRITICAL THINKING 2015 & 2016

  • 2016 Seminars

 

  • Education, Information Technologies, and New Subjectivities

3-9 January 2016

Cosponsored by the Institute for Social and European Studies

Köszeg, Hungary

*This seminar was offered in conjunction with AEGEE - European Students' Forum

 

 

  • The Question of Method

28 February - 19 March 2016

Cosponsored by the Institute for Social and European Studies

Köszeg, Hungary

 

 

  • The Political Economy of Love

22 May - 11 June 2016

in Benicàssim, Spain

 

 

  • 2015 Seminars
  • Self and Identity

2 - 22 August 2015

Cosponsored by the Institute for Social and European Studies

Köszeg, Hungary

 

 

  • History and Social Change

5 - 25 July 2015

Cosponsored by the Institute for Social and European Studies

Köszeg, Hungary

 

 

  • History and Political Economy of Information Technologies

24 May - 13 June 2015

Cosponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Sociology

Universitat Jaume I in Benicàssim, Spain

 

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