Summer Institute of Civic Studies – Daily Schedule

July 8-July 18, 2013

(Provided for reference. The 2014 syllabus will be posted in the summer of 2014).

10 AM – 12 noon Seminar on Civic Theory: Theoretical traditions in civic studies
2 PM – 4 PM Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work
4:30 PM – 6 PM Civic Topics: Discussions with invited speakers

Instructors for all sessions of the two seminars:
Peter Levine, Karol Sołtan

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Monday July 8

9:30-11:30 AM: Introductions and Inspirations (PL and KS)

1 pm  – 3:00 pm: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorist: Elinor Ostrom and the commons [KS]

3:30-5:30 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: The person in development as a citizen [PL]

No visitor

Tuesday, July 9

10 AM – 12 noon: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorist: Jürgen Habermas and critical social theory [PL]

2-4 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: Negotiation and deliberation [KS and PL]

4:30-6 pm Visitors: Adam Seligman and Rahel Wasserfall, Boston University and the International Summer School on Religion and Public Life

Wednesday, July 10

10 AM – 12 noon: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorist: Robert Putnam and social capital [PL]

2-4 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: Community organizing and popular education [PL]

4:30-6 pm  Visitor: Susan Ostrander, Sociology, Tufts University

Thursday, July 11

10 AM – 12 noon: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorists: Dewey and Selznick and pragmatism [PL and KS]

2-4 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: Work (including public work), the professions [PL]

4:30-6 pm Visitors:Luz Santana and Dan Rothstein, The Right Question Institute

Friday, July 12

10 AM – 12 noon: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorist: Bent Flyvbjerg and social science as phronesis [PL]

2-4 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: Social movements [KS]

No visitor

(Weekend)

Monday, July 15

10 AM – 12 noon: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorist: Roberto Mangabeira Unger and democratic experimentalism [KS]

2-4 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: Government or Governance [PL]

4:30-6:00 pm Visitor: Roger Swartz, The Positive Deviance Institute

Tuesday, July 16

10 AM – 12 noon: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorist: James Madison and thinking constitutionally [KS]

2-4 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: The American Republic [PL]

  • Michael Schudson, The Good Citizen, introduction and chapter 5
  • Matthew A. Crenson and Benjamin Ginsberg, Downsizing Democracy: How America Sidelined its Citizens and Privatized the Public, pp. 1-46

4:30-6 pm Speaker: Prof. Carmen Sirianni, Brandeis  

Wednesday, July 17

 10 AM – 12 noon: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorists: Edmund Burke, Friedrich von Hayek and human limits [KS]

2-4 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: Other republics [KS]

4:30-6 pm Speaker: Professor Kent Portney, Tufts

Thursday, July 18

10 AM – 12 noon: Seminar on Civic Theory

Theorists: Amartya Sen, Martha C. Nussbaum and the capabilities approach [KS]

2-4 pm Seminar on Civic Practice: The venues of civic work

Venue: The world [KS]

No Speaker: Public Conference Begins