Symposium for Civic Engagement

Join us as we showcase campus initiatives in the community at the Symposium for Civic Engagement.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Bauer Hall

4:00 p.m. Keynote by Danielle Allen

Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality

Reception and Exhibition to Follow


The Symposium for Civic Engagement is a celebration of civic engagement efforts across the university. Students, faculty, and staff will have the opportunity to present their work while engaging with campus colleagues.

About Danielle Allen: Danielle Allen is a political theorist who has published broadly in democratic theory, political sociology, and the history of political thought. Widely known for her work on justice and citizenship in both ancient Athens and modern America, Allen is the author of The World of Prometheus: The Politics of Punishing in Democratic Athens (2000), Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship since Brown v. Board of Education (2004), Why Plato Wrote (2010), and Our Declaration (Norton/Liveright, 2014). In 2002, she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship for her ability to combine “the classicist’s careful attention to texts and language with the political theorist’s sophisticated and informed engagement.” She is currently working on books on citizenship in the digital age and political equality. Allen is a frequent public lecturer and regular guest on public radio affiliates to discuss issues of citizenship, as well as an occasional contributor on similar subjects to the Washington Post, Boston Review, Democracy, Cabinet, and The Nation.