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In his book The Salome Ensemble, Board of Visitors member Alan Ginsberg connects the four Eastern European immigrant Jewish women who inspired, created, wrote, and embodied Salome of the Tenements, a 1922 novel and later screenplay. This week the book was named a finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Award.
On December 13, American Studies graduate Benji de la Piedra (CC '14) will be participating in the 2016 Fellows Conference of the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability through the Institute for the Study of Human Rights. The talk is open to the public, and all are encouraged to attend.
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.