Debate: Is Multiculturalism Good for Higher Education?

With the help of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, TDR and a number of campus organizations will be bringing Professor David Schaefer of the College of the Holy Cross and Professor Patricia Bode of Tufts to debate the value of multiculturalism in higher education Wednesday night. The details of the event are below, and with two very qualified experts in the field I am predicting a very interesting debate.

Join us as Tufts Professor Patricia Bode debates Holy Cross Professor David Schaefer
Part of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s Cicero’s Podium College Debate Series –

FREE TO THE PUBLIC THANKS TO:The Evelyn Waugh Society, The Intercollegiate Studies Institute, The Dartmouth Review, The Arthur N. Rupe Foundation, Dartmouth College Republicans, Sigma Nu, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Delta Alpha

—-Speaker Bios—-

Patricia Bode

Professor Bode is the Director of Art Education for Tufts University in affiliation with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her research interests include the arts in urban education as well as postmodernism and multiculturalism in art education. With years of experience as an activist public school teacher and teacher educator, Professor Bode has published extensively on multicultural education theory and anti-racist curriculum reform and is the recipient of the 2005 National Multicultural Educator Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education.

David L. Schaefer

Professor Schaefer teaches courses on political philosophy and American political thought and is the author of two books, Justice or Tyranny? A Critique of John Rawls’s “A Theory of Justice” and The Political Philosophy of Montaigne. A frequent contributor to The Fenwick Review and National Review, he has written on education and equality, affirmative action and social justice, and the present nature of liberal education.