Liz Ševčenko on Civic Engagement and the Humanities

General Programming

September 28, 2016 Wednesday, 1:00pm–2:30pm EDT The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room, Columbia University
  • Center for Teaching and Learning
  • Free and open to the public
  • No registration necessary
  • First come, first seated

Liz Ševčenko will speak about her work bringing together faculty, students, and community partners around the country into public engagement with urgent social issues. Liz was Founding Director of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience, Director of the Guantanamo Public Memory Project at Columbia's Institute for the Study of Human Rights and is currently Director of the Humanities Action Lab at the New School. The Lab's current project, States of Incarceration, invites participation from universities and partners around the world to create a traveling exhibition on the past, present, and future of mass incarceration. As the inaugural speaker for the Center for Teaching and Learning's series on Engaged Scholarship, Liz will address how and why to structure student experiences around civic engagement.

This talk is part of Engaged Scholarship, a series of talks, workshops, and panels to promote partnerships for developing engaging learning experiences and sharing resources across the university/community divide. The series is co-hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Heyman Center for the Humanities.

  • Speaker Liz Ševčenko Director Guantánamo Public Memory Project