Thursday, February 16, 2017 to Saturday, February 18, 2017
1512 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St) [NOTE: Opening night is in 1501 IAB]
Sponsored by the Harriman Institute and the Barnard College Department of Dance.
Every year the Center for American Studies hosts a summer enrichment program for low-income NYC high school students called Freedom and Citizenship. This summer we will be hiring as many as 9 paid undergraduate teaching assistants and encourage American Studies majors and concentrators to apply.
American Studies postdoctoral research scholar Luke Mayville recently published an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer. In it, Mayville discusses why John Adams thought concentrated wealth was the biggest threat to democracy. While many conservative thinkers today focus on the Founding Fathers' fear of the tyranny of the masses, Mayville points out that Adams actually feared oligarchy more than populism.
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.