Lecture to address civic responsility of public universities

TOWSON, Md. (April 2, 2007)-- President Caret and the Civic Engagement Steering Committee present the Presidential Civic Engagement Lecture Series featuring Tom Ehrlich, senior scholar for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, on Thursday, April 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Potomac Lounge, University Union.

In “Educating for Democracy” Ehrlich will discuss the role of public universities in promoting civic responsibility, and ways that faculty, staff and students can support and enhance civic initiatives on campus.

Ehrlich, author and editor of more than 10 books on civic engagement in higher education, will be sharing insights from his new book, Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Political Engagement. The keynote will include discussion on promoting an environment of open inquiry and how this engages students in public policy and politics.

Ehrlich co-directs the Political Engagement Project and the Project on Foundations and Education at the Carnegie Foundation. He was formerly co-director of the Foundation’s study of Higher Education and the Development of Moral and Civic Responsibility, served as the President of Indiana University, the Provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and Dean of Stanford Law School.

Lunch will be served

Please R.S.V.P. to Susan Lidard at or call 410-704-2186 by Wednesday April 11.

Open to all students, faculty, and staff.




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