Faculty on the Road in DC
6:30 PM
8:30 PM

“Why College Education Should Be Education in Virtue\" 


What is college education for? To teach specific skills? To teach students how to think? To enable graduates to get good jobs? Higher education is under assault, and attempts to defend it have been unconvincing. The speaker contends that college education should be character education, education in what might be called “intellectual virtues.” Swarthmore is well positioned to cultivate intellectual virtues deliberately  and, by doing so, to defend higher education from its critics.

A talk by Barry Schwartz, Dorwin P. Cartwright Professor of  Social Theory and Social Action

Thursday, April 16

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
400 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001-US

Talk begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by a reception

Kindly R.S.V.P. by April 8 to Julie DiPietro at or 610-328-8402, 610-328-8402
Alumni Relations Office