Founders College kicks off new lecture series on importance of liberal arts in postsecondary education

A new lecture series organized by Founders College will kick off on Feb. 24 with a talk by Professor Mauro Buccheri.

Mauro Buccheri
Mauro Buccheri

The “In Defense of the Liberal Arts” lecture series is a three-part series that aims to address the  marginalization of the liberal arts in postsecondary education.

On Feb. 24, from 4:30 to 6:30pm, Buccheri will present a lecture titled “Do the Liberal Arts need a new Humanism?”. It will take place in 305 Founders College.

In this inaugural lecture, Buccheri, master of Founders College, will focus on  how the way we experience life in our society depends on our idea of humanity, humanism and its history. The talk will look at what it means in the contemporary world to be human, and therefore, of how we are to live together here and now.

This lecture series will focus on the liberal arts as the foundation of our democracy and civil society,  by presenting the research of three Founders College Fellows:  Professor Buccheri, Professor Uwafiokun Idemudia and Professor Pietro Giordan.

For more information, call the Office of the Master, Founders College, at 416-736-5148.