Ethics, Poverty, and the Humanities

Harper 140

The University of Chicago has a long and illustrious history of promoting the humanities. In recent years, this legacy has provided support for new and provocative defenses of the value of the humanities, not only as crucial to the education needed by citizens of a democracy but as providing effective tools for antipoverty programs worldwide. This presentation will introduce some of the programs of the Humanities Division’s Civic Knowledge Project as well as the people devoted to using the humanities to redefine the word "poverty," and to developing humanities programs that can help individuals even in the most difficult of circumstances.