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Third Kennedy Debate: Interdisciplinarity or "What are we doing here?"

Jul 14, 2016 | 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

In our final debate we would again like to try something different: instead of a competitive debate format, this session is supposed to be an open discussion about the essence of our institute and progressive academia, interdisciplinarity. What are its promises – and discontents? What problems are there with practical application? How can we as students and faculty find new forms for it?

As students we are often overwhelmed and, at times, intimidated by the possibilities interdisciplinarity has to offer. We would like address this matter as a discussion that is, in itself, interdisciplinary: a panel of professors and teaching instructors from each discipline, in conversation with each other and you. The panel will consist of:

Professor Dr. Boris Vormann - Politicial Science

Helen Gibson (Graduate School of North American Studies) - History

Professor Dr. MaryAnn Snyder-Körber – Literature

Professor Jonathan Fox – Economics

Dr. Paola Andrea Castaño – Sociology 

TBA – Culture