HSA Panel: “What Can a Liberal Arts Education Offer in the Age of Trump?”

September 26, 2017 Add to Calendar

All day event.


Shanahan Center, Drinkward Recital Hall
320 E. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711


Presented by The Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and the Arts.

This is an extraordinary historical moment in which to be a college student. Political violence, constitutional crises and bitter cultural divides are unfolding alongside reenergized social movements and unprecedented opportunities for creative social change. How might we use the distinctive approach of the liberal arts, emphasizing critical inquiry and exposure to diverse ways of knowing, to gain insight into current affairs?

Panelists will share 7-minute discourses on what we might learn from their fields on inquiry, followed by discussion. Lunch will be provided.


Ambereen Dadabhoy
Assistant Professor of Literature

Vivien Hamilton
Associate Professor of the History of Science

Debra Mashek
Professor of Psychology

Salvador Plascencia
Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

David Seitz
Assistant Professor of Cultural Geography

Paul Steinberg
Professor of Political Science and Environmental Policy