Changing the Conversation

Third Annual Alliance for Liberal Learning Conference:
Connecting Business and Liberal Learning
March 23–24, 2018 • Chicago, IL
Call for Presentations

Who we are.

The Alliance for Liberal Learning is an exciting new initiative that brings together North America’s leading institutions and individuals
dedicated to advancing liberal education as a lifelong endeavor.

The organizations in the Alliance are leaders in Socratic learning,
inquiry- and discussion-based learning, classical education, core text and Great Books programs across the spectrum of elementary, secondary,
college, adult continuing education and informal adult learning.

They share a belief in the profound and lasting benefits that a
liberal education brings to our educational, civic and personal well-being.

What we do.

The Alliance works to increase public awareness, understanding and
appreciation for lifelong liberal education. We provide professional learning
and networking opportunities, and we facilitate partnerships and
collaborations among Alliance organizations.
Join us at our third annual conference in Chicago in March 2018!

Latest news.

Symposium Call for Presentations

The American Experiment: A Republic, If You Can Keep It It is said that the American system of constitutional, democratic self-government presupposes a virtuous people; it is unsuitable for any other. When asked what kind of government the Founders established, Benjamin Franklin replied famously: “A Republic, if you can keep it.” James Madison defined the central […]

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Upcoming events.

Fellowship in Ideas


Harrison Middleton University is launching a Fellowship in Ideas. This is a writing and discussion project in the humanities designed for a recent university graduate from any field who has an interest in the humanities, interdisciplinary dialogue, and intellectual and professional enrichment. The Fellowship offers emerging scholars exposure to the great ideas of Western civilization, […]

Host:

Harrison Middleton University

One Book, Many Conversations


At the core of a democracy lies conversation. The ability to talk with one another about the issues before us, and to come together and share our many perspectives is a vital aspect of a thriving democratic society. Discussions grounded in a book can be particularly fertile for productive exchanges—giving everyone in the conversation a […]

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