Engaging Scholarly Conversations
The Paideia Connections lecture series at Southwestern University features short talks by two faculty members from diverse fields about their recent scholarly work. Following their talks, members of the campus community and the general public are encouraged to engage in thought-provoking discussions and invited to share connections they make between the presentations. "Paideia Connections" takes its name from Southwestern's Paideia curriculum, which encourages students and faculty members to make connections between various disciplines and disparate ideas. In collaboration with Southwestern's Brown Chairholders and University Scholars, President Edward Burger initiated the series in spring 2014, and serves as the event moderator.
Recent Paideia Connections events have included talks by Professor of Religion Elaine Craddock and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Emily D. Niemeyer:
Blessed by the Goddess, Cursed by Men: The Ritual and Social Lives of Transgender Indians
Emily D. Niemeyer
Holder of the Herbert and Kate Dishman Chair in Science
Fertile Ground for Analysis: Factors Affecting the Production of Antioxidants in Plants
Preview the Paideia Connections conversation with Elaine Craddock and Emily D. Niemeyer
On March 24, 2014 Southwestern University launched the Paideia Connections lecture series. The first lecture featured Alison Kafer, associate professor of feminist studies, and Maria Todd, associate professor of biology.
President Edward Burger and Professor of Biology Ben Pierce discuss the creation of Paideia Connections.