Patriotic Education in a Global Age A Panel Discussion with Randall Curren

Neill Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub, TCD
Tuesday, 28 May 2019, 6 PM

Should schools attempt to cultivate patriotism? If so, why? And what conception of patriotism should drive those efforts? Is patriotism essential to preserving national unity, sustaining vigorous commitment to just institutions, or motivating national service? Are the hazards of patriotism so great as to overshadow its potential benefits? Is there a genuinely virtuous form of patriotism that societies and schools should strive
to cultivate?

Join Randall Curren, Professor of Philosophy and Education at the University of Rochester, for a panel discussion on these questions and more. Professor Curren is the co-author of Patriotic Education in a Global Age (with Charles Dorn, University of Chicago Press). A wine reception will follow. 

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Co-Sponsored by the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy, Political Theory, and Teaching & Learning Specialist Groups of the Political Studies Association of Ireland (PSAI); by the Department of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin; and by the UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe).


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