The Demon in Democracy

A Talk by Ryszard Legutko

The Elm Institute is proud to present 'The Demon in Democracy', a lecture given by Ryszard Legutko on the topic of his book The Demon in Democracy: Totalitarian Temptations in Free Societies. (Co-sponsored by the Yale Political Union.)

Where: WLH 208, 100 Wall Street
When: 4:30 PM, Tuesday, April 25

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The Better Argument Workshop

A Discussion with Leah Libresco

Why do arguments about matters that are important to us so often end in frustration? How can you approach disagreements so that both you and your opponent can notice if you are wrong quickly, admit defeat cheerfully, and keep pursuing truth together? Leah Libresco will share strategies that she has used to have productive arguments, even on hot-button issues, and offer practical advice about how to make it as easy as possible to conduct our disagreements in a spirit of love and honest curiosity.

Where: Linsly-Chittenden Hall 317, 63 High Street
When: 4:30 PM, Friday, March 3

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How to Build a Humanities Startup

The Story of the Paideia Institute

Since its founding in 2011, the Paideia Institute for Humanistic Study, an independent non-profit organization promoting the study of Latin and Ancient Greek, has grown into a multi-million dollar, global organization offering study abroad programs, online classes, digital humanities projects, its own journal, and innovative outreach programming in the field of Classics. Jason Pedicone, President and Co-Founder of the Paideia Institute, will tell the story of the institute's origins and growth and offer reflections about the place of humanistic study in the modern world.

Where: Linsly-Chittenden Hall 102, 63 High Street
When: 4:30 PM, Friday, February 24