Socratic Conversation: What's Your Triple Package?, with Ron Gross, Thursday, 3/27, 4-5:15pm

Thursday, 3/27, 4-5:15pm


What's YOUR "Triple Package"? Discovering and Activating Your "Signature Strengths" to Design Your Success Each of us has a constellation of strengths deriving from our personal qualities, cultural background, and life experiences. In this session you will identify three of yours, and use principles of Design to use them to move forward. The session is inspired by the best-selling and highly controversial book The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America (Penguin, 2014), by Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld, both professors at Yale Law School. The book and the authors have been featured prominently in several major articles in the New York Times and in myriad other media. We will discuss their thesis as background to our own work with this concept. Where: 104b Russell Next conversation: Thursday, 4/17, Topic TBA -- Socratic conversations this year are part of the project entitled Design and Education: Dialogues on Design Thinking, which includes online video discussion and seminars on designing for the future of libraries and learning spaces. Inspired by Socrates' famous conversations with his friends in the marketplace of 5th century Athens, we engage in spirited discussions of ideas and issues. Socratic conversations range broadly and probe deeply into the basic challenges of life. They are informed by the latest literature for reference and follow up. While building a sense of community on campus, these meetings enliven the intellectual atmosphere and model dialogue and discussion as modes of inquiry. They are part of a year long series of Socratic Conversations hosted by the Gottesman Libraries. These highly-participatory conversations with fellow students are moderated by Ronald Gross, author of Socrates' Way and Co-chair of the University Seminar on Innovation in Education.

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