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Date and Location

April 8, 2024
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET
Gutman Conference Center E3, Harvard Graduate School Of Education


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This event is hosted by our colleages at HGSE's Gutman Library. It will take place in the Gutman Conference Center on the HGSE campus.

How we think about civic participation has changed dramatically and civic education is being transformed. ‘Civic’ participation increasingly extends beyond voting involves diverse communication skills. Young people are motivated to engagement by climate change and the rights of marginalized people. Social media empower but bring the threat of extremism. To create critical, active, and responsible citizenship, knowledge alone is not enough; young people need critical perspectives and social, cognitive, and organizational skills.

Join a panel of multidisciplinary experts to discuss these questions through the lens of the new book New Civics, New Citizens: Critical, Competent, and Responsible Agents. HUID holders can check out a physical copy of the book or read an e-book version through HOLLIS.

Speakers and Presenters

Helen Haste, Visiting Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Professor Emerita of Psychology, University of Bath.

Janine Bempechat, Ed.M.'79, Ed.D.'86, Clinical professor at Boston University’s Wheelock College of Education & Human Development.

Erhardt Graeff, Associate Professor of Social and Computer Science, Olin College of Engineering.

James Noonan, Ed.M.’10, Ed.D.’16, Assistant Professor of Education, Salem State University.

Liu Jiang, Ph.D.’23, Postdoctoral Researcher at Boston University.


Additional Organizers

​Gutman Library, Harvard Graduate School of Education