Held in partnership with the Aspen Institute France, the Socrates France Seminar will take place from April 25 to April 28, 2019. Socrates international seminars include three seminar sessions, program meals, and local excursions/tours. Seminar tuition is $2,000, which includes lodging, materials, meals, and an excursion in Annecy, France. Tuition does not include travel.
In a Polarized World, Binding Values and Society
“Binding Values and Society” invites us to explore the political, economic, and social forces that drive today’s contentious global discourse. We weigh definitions of humanity past, present, and still to come; reckon with our dominant economic frameworks; and end on practical means of reaching a shared and prosperous future. Our most deeply held values express both poverty and power, a sense of place and a sense of rootlessness, isolation and community: only by knowing these oppositions can we move beyond them.
Moderated by Leigh Hafrey, Senior Lecturer in Behavioral and Policy Sciences at the MIT Sloan School of Management.