The Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning

Please note:

Due to Covid-19 precautions, we are postponing this event until Fall 2020.


Working together toward the common good: Prioritizing civic engagement in scholarship and practice

The Edward Ginsberg Center, in partnership with University of Michigan Museum of Art, warmly invite you and your colleagues to join us for breakfast and discussion.

The Ginsberg Center’s Dewey Series recognizes the enduring legacy of philosopher and educational reformer John Dewey, who taught at U of M in the 1890’s and, later, went on to found the New School for Social Research. Chief among Dewey’s enduring ideas were that thought is the means through which we come to understand and connect with the world around us, and that universal education is the key to teaching people how to abandon their habits and think creatively via learning through doing.

This year's theme is inspired by William James' 1906 Essay, 'The Moral Equivalent of War.' While some of James' assertions are cause for critique, his primary observation that we need to focus on building our shared public life remains more important than ever. 

2020 Dewey Lecture

September 18, 2020: 
University of Michigan Museum of Art
525 S State Street, Ann Arbor, 48109
Lizzie and Jonathan Tisch Apse

Featuring Knight-Wallace Fellow Niala Boodhoo