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Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts

David Blight will take part in “Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts: An Institute for Faculty and Administrators at Independent Colleges and Universities” hosted by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Atlanta, GA, June 3-6, 2018. David Blight will give a talk entitled “History, Diversity, Civility ... and Humility” at the Institute on June 5th at 9:00am.

The These are tumultuous times in American society—and the nation’s college campuses reflect many sharp disagreements about politics, group identities, and social change. This Institute is intended to address major issues that drive today’s unrest on campus, including protests directed at public policy, social inequity, bias, and identity that sometimes become disruptive or even violent. While many institutions have responded with new institutional policies or an emphasis on calming students’ emotional responses, this Institute offers a very different approach. The Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts.

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