International Conference on the Liberal Arts, Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2010

International Conference on the Liberal Arts:

Confronting the Challenges: The Next 100 years of Liberal arts

Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2010

St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB

An exceptional program!

Liberal Arts education has been challenged in recent years by neo-liberalism and corporatization, cutbacks in public funding, changes in the student population, and internationalization.  Professors and administrators are responding in diverse ways that include re-engagement with the values and roles of the Liberal Arts, innovations in curriculum and pedagogical approaches, creative and differential use of technology, and the practical matters of winning public support and retaining students.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Ronald Wright The Future of the Past: escaping the parochialism of the present
  • Henry Giroux Beyond Bailouts: Rethinking the Neoliberal Subject Higher Education
  • Dorothy Smith Thinking it Through – Retaining Critical Thinking and Social Conscience
  • Phil McShane Liberal Arts: the Heart of Future Science

4-Star accommodation (Delta Fredericton)
Registration Fee includes banquet, lunches and coffee breaks.
Early bird rates available and reduced fee for full-time students.
Over 55 excellent presentations / panel discussions, plus 4 Keynote addresses

Conference website
Conference poster
Master schedule

Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada