The Ryan Symposium: Reclaiming Civic Friendship

Starts:
1:00 pm on Friday, June 18, 2021
Ends:
3:00 pm on Friday, June 18, 2021
Location:
Online/Zoom
URL:
https://bostonu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAof-2sqjgvGtxvozWeauAINn0Wmix4NbhJ

One-hour Ryan Symposium keynote will be followed by your choice of breakout sessions.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Arthur C. Brooks, Author of Love Your Enemies: How Decent People Can Save America from the Culture of Contempt

America is afflicted with a “culture of contempt,” says Brooks. It is increasingly common for people to view those who disagree with them as worthless, instead of just misguided or incorrect. This is fomented by an “outrage industrial complex” in media and politics. Through ancient wisdom and cutting-edge behavioral science, Brooks provides a roadmap to the prosperity that comes when we choose to love one another—gaining strength from our differences.

MODERATORS

Hardin Coleman, BU Wheelock

Karen E. Bohlin, Montrose School

OPTIONAL DISCUSSION BREAKOUTS (2-3 p.m.)

• The Power of Story to Inspire Civic Friendship

• Civic Dialogue Practices That Promote Courage & Dignity in the Classroom & Beyond

• Educating for American Democracy