The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture featuring Joy Connolly

Join us in person or virtually for a compelling lecture given by the president of the American Council of Learned Societies, Joy Connolly. 


A Connected Planet: Scholarship for the Global Good

“Serving the public good” is the motto and a strategic goal of many an American research university. In this lecture, I ask: what public do humanistic scholars serve, how do we define the public and its good, and how does and how might our study contribute to this project? Thinking critically about the tradition of research on the ancient Mediterranean, my own field, I make the case for a planetary frame for humanistic study whose fields of activity are the global and the local. This frame resolves an intractable tension in academia today, where institutions proudly recruit students and faculty from all over the world but retain disciplinary divisions that reflect the national borders and imperial power map of two centuries ago.


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Monday, February 13 at 4:00pm

University Center, Bhojwani Room
University Center , Santa Cruz, California 95064

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


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