What are faculty saying about this event?

More than that. The issues that were raised help me better understand myself, my place in the world, the world around me and so on.” –Prof. of Slavic Studies

I found this “meeting of minds over dinner” to be a remarkable kind of discourse space. Unlike a straightforward lecture, which people tend to engage with primarily intellectually and often combatively, this dinner/talk allowed for a kind of fellowship and mutual respect to develop (the sharing of food is a basic human bonding experience) that held a space for differences of opinion to co-exist and for new friendships to form. This sort of networking experience was very powerful!” –Prof. of Religious Studies

Two educated, informed voices with contrasting opinion made for very lively discussion…Religious people always have to test themselves, ask questions and see if they can come out on the other side.” –Colleague

I thought it was great and it provided a safe space to have some interesting conversations with other faculty that I certainly would have never had otherwise.” –Prof. Applied-Mathematics

Stimulating discussion. Great food!” — Prof. of Ancient History

I thought it was excellent–venue, discussion, ambience.  Collegial group.” –Prof. of Engineering

I really appreciated the way that you divided the time.  The informal gathering at the beginning set the tone very nicely and allowed people to introduce themselves to each other and meet new people.  The speeches at the beginning planted common themes for conversations among the various tables, and the extended table discussion time allowed each table to focus on the conversations that arose…The gathered conversation at the end was really well done, allowing common themes to arise from the evening. Thank you!” –Staff, The Sheridan Teaching Center

I really appreciated the way that you divided the time. The informal gathering at the beginning set the tone very nicely and allowed people to introduce themselves to each other and meet new people. The speeches at the beginning planted common themes for conversations among the various tables, and the extended table discussion time allowed each table to focus on the conversations that arose.”

It was a great event. Very stimulating intellectually and personally.”

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