A&I Convocations

The annual Argument and Inquiry Seminar convocation, targeted directly to the students and faculty engaged in A&I seminars, features a speaker who addresses the nature of liberal arts and/or a liberal arts approach to learning. 

All A&I faculty are encouraged to prime their students for the convocation address by assigning one of the articles about liberal arts education that is found on the A&I website, or some other piece that you believe will stimulate their reflection on these themes. This will be educationally valuable in its own right and will also ensure that the convo doesn't come across as a "stand-alone" event disconnected from your course.

Convocations

Visit the links below for more information and video recordings of the convocations

2017 A & I Convocation:  Friday, September 22nd.

Elizabeth McKinsey, Maxine H. and Winston R. Wallin Professor of American Studies and English



2016 A&I Convocation: Friday, September 23rd

Professor of Asian Studies and Religion Roger Jackson
“As Is/As If: The Anxious First-Year's Guide to Argument and Inquiry”



2015 A&I Convocation: Friday, September 25th
History Professor Clifford Clark
“My Freshman Year and Yours:  Politics, Technological Change, and the Future of the Liberal Arts”



2014 A&I Convocation: Friday, September 26th

Economics Professor Stephen Strand
“Either Appear As You Are, Or Be As You Appear”