The Campus, the Jewish Community and Civil Society

Join visionaries and innovators from academia, philanthropy, journalism and the Jewish world as we explore the role of the university and the Jewish community in imagining a more civil society. Below is information on a free, Wednesday session.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 • 9 am – 12 pm • Washington, DC

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life invites you to be our guest on Wednesday morning, March 26, 2008 for the closing sessions of the Summit on the University and the Jewish Community. We are extending this complimentary registration to members of the community; register on site at the Renaissance Hotel.

The morning will begin with two concurrent sessions — the first is the “Promise of Higher Education” moderated by Gwen Dungy, Executive Director of NASPA, and including Peter Levine, Director of CIRCLE and Nancy D. Young, Vice President of Student Affairs at UMBC. The second session is “Engaging the Next Generation: Lessons from the New Service Society” featuring Michael Brown, founder and CEO of City Year, Amy B. Cohen, Director, Learn and Serve America and Eric Mlyn, Director of Duke Center for Civic Engagement/DukeEngage. Following a small reception, the Summit concludes with the closing plenary entitled “Constructing a More Civil Society,” a conversation with former Presidents Diana Chapman Walsh of Wellesley College and Stephen Joel Trachtenberg of The George Washington University, and moderated by David Ward, President of the American Council on Education and Chancellor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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