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Schedule for Syracuse Symposium: Justice almost complete
Schedule for Syracuse Symposium: Justice almost completeApril 26, 2007Kandice Salomonesalomone@syr.edu
Last semester, the Syracuse Symposium Committee announced that the fall 2007 Syracuse Symposium would explore the theme of “Justice.” From the child who complains “That isn’t fair!” to the jurist wrestling with the fundamental principles of social organization, the concept of justice is pervasively important. Injustice is costly in every currency we value, including the health of the population, yet the path to full justice for all is elusive and arduous. The fall 2007 symposium will explore the meaning of justice as an ideal we envision and the realities of justice and injustice in the world we inhabit.
The committee received and reviewed many suggestions regarding keynote speakers, performances and exhibitions that would examine “Justice” by crossing disciplinary boundaries and engaging as many areas of our intellectual and cultural lives as possible. The 2007 Symposium schedule is nearly completed, and further information will be available this summer.
Faculty members teaching courses this coming fall relevant to the Syracuse Symposium theme of “Justice” are encouraged to inform the committee. Symposium-related courses are listed on the Syracuse Symposium website, http://symposium.syr.edu. Faculty members are also encouraged to include Syracuse Symposium speakers and events in course curricula.
Faculty members interested in having a course designated as a 2007 Syracuse Symposium course are asked to e-mail Kandice Salomone, associate dean for administration in The College of Arts and Sciences and Syracuse Symposium Committee chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org by May 21. A course description, draft syllabus and other relevant information should be included. As in previous years, limited resources are available to support Syracuse Symposium-related courses.
For information on Syracuse Symposium 2006: Imagination, visit http://symposium.syr.edu.