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Patriotic Education in a Global Age

Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 6 – 8pm

Patriotic Education in a Global Age


A panel discussion with Prof Randall Curren (University of Rochester) organised by the Department of Philosophy in association with the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy, Political Theory, and Teaching Learning Specialist Groups of the Political Studies Association of Ireland and the UCD School of Politics and International Relations.

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Should schools attempt to cultivate patriotism? If so, why? And what conception of patriotism should drive those efforts? Is patriotism essential to preserving national unity, sustaining vigorous commitment to just institutions, or motivating national service? Are the hazards of patriotism so great as to overshadow its potential benefits? Is there a genuinely virtuous form of patriotism that societies and schools should strive to cultivate?

Join Randall Curren, Professor of Philosophy and Education at the University of Rochester, for a panel discussion on these questions and more. Professor Curren is the co-author of Patriotic Education in a Global Age (with Charles Dorn, University of Chicago Press).

A reception will follow.

Campus LocationTrinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute
Accessibility: Yes
Room: Neill Lecture Theatre
Event Category: Conferences, Lectures and Seminars, Public
Type of Event: One-time event
Audience: Undergrad, Postgrad, Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Public
Cost: Free (but registration is required)
Contact Name: Peter

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