Lecture / Reading

"Reading for Life" Andrew Delbanco (Columbia University)

Sponsored by Center for Ethics in Society


Monday, May 9, 2011
4:00 pm –
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Stanford Humanities Center, Levinthal Hall, 424 Santa Teresa St, Stanford, CA 94305
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In the Spring of 2001, Debra Satz (Philosophy) and Rob Reich (Political Science) began teaching humanities classes to the residents of Hope House, a residential treatment facilty for recovering addicts and alcoholics. Today we celebrate our partnership with Hope House and the many people that have helped make this program such a success.

Keynote by:
Andrew Delbanco
(Director, American Studies / Columbia) "Reading for Life"

Professor Andrew Delbanco, winner of the 2006 Great Teacher Award from the Society of Columbia Graduates, is the author of numerous books including Required Reading: Why Our American Classics Matter Now, and The Real American Dream.

Andrew Delbanco's essays appear regularly in "The New York Review of Books," "The New Republic," "Raritan," and other journals, on topics ranging from American literary and religious history to contemporary issues in higher education. In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and named by Time Magazine as "America's Best Social Critic." In 2003, he was named New York State Scholar of the Year by the New York Council for the Humanities.

Note: Opening remarks by Debra Satz (Philosophy), Rob Reich (Political Science), and Karen Francone-Hart (Hope House)

Andrew Delbanco

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