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Democracy and Education – Panel Discussion and Student Workshop

W.F. Herrick's 1990 Democracy sculpture, which stands outside the main gate of Courthouse Plaza in Burlington, Vermont

W.F. Herrick's 1990 “Democracy” sculpture, which stands outside the main gate of Courthouse Plaza in Burlington, Vermont, © Carol M. Highsmith BW

14.02.2020 - Article

Public Panel Discussion and Networking Reception – “Democracy and Education in the Age of Renascent Nationalism” on March 10, 2020 at the German House.

The German Consulate General Co-presents:

Together with the University of Cologne New York Office, the German Center for Research and Innovation (DWIH) New York and Virginia Tech we cordially invite you to a panel discussion and networking reception.

Are we taking democracy for granted? What is its current state in the western world and how can we ensure its well-being in the future? How can we live and practice democracy today? With the upcoming U.S. presidential election seen by many as a pivotal event, 2020 is a year that yields potentially crucial political developments and decisions with important consequences for the future opportunities and challenges of democracy. At the same time, renascent nationalism, right-wing populism, and other extreme political currents are on the rise in many countries, with educators struggling to lay foundations for a democracy for the next generations of world citizens.

Two events will offer platforms to discuss and reflect on these issues: a public panel discussion “Democracy and Education in the Age of Renascent Nationalism” and a preceding student workshop “Reconsidering John Dewey: Education and the Current Crisis of Democracy”.

Public Panel Discussion and Networking Reception – “Democracy and Education in the Age of Renascent Nationalism”

For more Information and to register visit: Panel Discussion

Student Workshop – “Reconsidering John Dewey: Education and the Current Crisis of Democracy”

For more Information and to register visit: Student Workshop

Location and time:
German House
871 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
Tuesday, March 10, 2020,

Student Workshop 3-6pm
Public Panel Discussion 7-8:30pm



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