News & Events

December 02, 2016

Democracy and Education Conference

On the centennial of John Dewey's classic Democracy and Education (1916), Columbia's Center for American Studies is sponsoring a day-long conference that will consider Dewey's legacy for twenty-first century civic education. Lectures and sessions will examine contemporary debates  about educational policy, civic engagement programs, education and equality, access to higher education, and the public responsibilities of colleges and universities, among other topics.

Freedom and Citizenship Program

Beginning in 2009, the Center for American Studies has collaborated with the Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center on a program that introduces high school students to college-level work in the humanities and prepares them for lives as informed, responsible citizens.