Freedom and Citizenship at Columbia encourages the creation of similar programs at colleges and universities throughout the United States. If you are interested in starting your own program, please contact F&C Director Casey Blake and Associate Director Jessica Lee to learn how we can offer assistance.
F&C is pleased to announce two partner programs begun in 2016 at Carthage College and Yale University. At Carthage College, Ben DeSmidt and Eric Pullin received a grant from The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation to begin a pilot program of the Humanities Citizenship Initiative in 2016. Professors DeSmidt and Pullin won a renewal of their grant from the Bradley Foundation as well as a grant from the PNC Foundation to continue the program into a second year. At Yale, Bryan Garsten began a two-week residential program in 2016 for New Haven students titled "Citizens, Thinkers, Writers: Reflecting on Civic Life." The program is currently seeking applications for 2017.