Invigorating Democracy and Public Work

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Bemis International Center
St. Norbert College


The notion of “public work” derives from the community organizing philosophy of Harry Boyte, founder of Public Achievement and Senior Scholar in Public Work Philosophy at the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College. On the evening of February 23, Boyte will be honored as the recipient of the St. Norbert Ambassador of Peace Award, after which he will deliver a lecture titled “Education as the Seedbed for a Democratic Renaissance.” The public is invited to the award presentation and lecture at no charge, as well as to the one day conference, which begins the next morning.

The conference will begin with a plenary panel discussion on the topic of “Invigorating Democracy.” Joining Harry Boyte will be Micheline Ishay (Professor of Human Rights and International Studies at the University of Denver); Harvey Kaye (Ben and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Democracy and Justice Studies at UW Green Bay); and Alison Staudinger (Assistant Professor of Gender and Law at UW Green Bay). After two sets of breakout sessions and a lunch (provided free of charge), the day will conclude with a plenary presentation by Micheline Ishay titled, “In Defense of Internationalism.” 

Lunch and coffee breaks included. This event is free and open to the public.

This event is sponsored by the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice & Public Understanding at St. Norbert College. It is made possible by a grant from the Center for the Study of Institutions and Innovation.

For more information, call Catherine Uedelhofen at 920-403-3919.