The Freedom Project
The Freedom Project at Wellesley College is dedicated to the exploration of the idea of freedom in all of its manifestations, but especially in the tradition of Western classical liberalism. This tradition emphasizes the sanctity of individual rights, freedom of contract and economic rights, constitutional democracy, and the rule of law. The Freedom Project also promotes interdisciplinary understandings of the idea of freedom, and values expansive intellectual pluralism and debate, especially on contentious issues.
Oct 10, 4:30 PMBradley Campbell: Dignity in an Era of Victimhood and Incivility
Does dignity still matter? Sociologist Bradley Campbell discusses how new rivals to dignity culture have emerged and how, in politics and at universities, victimhood and incivility often seem to prevail.Event Date:Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 4:30pm
Nov 14, 4:30 PMRobin Sparkman ’91: Listening Is an Act of Love: Lessons from StoryCorps
StoryCorps CEO Robin Sparkman ’91 discusses the power of storytelling to create empathy and bridge divides and how StoryCorps brings people together to have the most meaningful conversations of their lives.Event Date:Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 4:30pm
Dec 4, 4:30 PM
Jan 28, 4:30 PM