Socrates Greenville 2024 Salon

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Thu May 9, 2024 - Fri May 10, 2024
Greenville, SC
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Socrates Greenville Salon and Reception
May 9th – May 10th

The Socrates Greenville Salon is hosted in partnership with Capita and Openfields and includes an evening reception and public panel followed by a day-long seminar the next day (8:30 am – 4:00 pm).

Participants can register to attend just the Thursday reception and/or express interest in participating in the day-long seminar.

Becoming an Inclusive Republic Seminar 

Our nation’s Founding Fathers were in a constant state of debate with each other and we will be working with some of the most famous products of that time as well as contemporary pieces that provide texture to our national conversation on societal norms, nationhood, and our obligations to each other and the world. Moreover, we will explore the context in which our founding documents were written, discuss the state of our democratic institutions, and examine our expectations for national leaders. 

Moderated by Cordell Carter II, Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program and Founding Director of the Project on Belonging. 

If you are interested in joining, please email

Thursday Evening Panel & Reception
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Light appetizers and drinks will be served at the reception beginning at 6:00 pm. The panel will start at 7:00 pm and feature Cordell Carter II in conversation with Joe Waters, co-Founder and CEO of Capita and 2021 Aspen Ascend Fellow. The discussion will focus on the relevance of founding documents in our current democracy.

Please register for the reception here

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