Is the American dream still alive? Who is and is not included in its promise? What does it require of us today? What is the relationship between its various parts; between freedom, democracy, opportunity, and prosperity?
This event is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, Ohio State Honors & Scholars, and Minorities And Philosophy (MAP).
Schedule of Events
2:10-2:15 pm – Welcome & opening remarks
- Piers Turner (Director, Center for Ethics & Human Values)
2:15-3:45 pm – Panel Discussion: What Is the American Dream?
- JD Vance (Founder of Our Ohio Renewal and author of Hillbilly Elegy)
- Darrick Hamilton (Executive Director, Kirwan Institute, Ohio State University)
- Moderator: Gretchen Ritter (Executive Dean of Arts & Sciences, Ohio State University)
3:45-4:00pm – Break
4:00-5:30 pm – Keynote lecture: "Reviving the American Dream"