On 15 June 2018 at the Collegium Artes Liberales took place the international conference entitled “The risk of freedom: Liberal Arts at the Autonomous University: Polish context. American context”.

The program of the conference and the list of panelists.

The conference was attended by: Professor Marcin Pałys, Rector of the University of Warsaw and Professor Jolanta Choińska-Mika, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality; Professor Robert A. Sucharski, Dean of the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”; Professor Jerzy Axer, Director of Collegium Artes Liberales.
The conference was also attended by representatives from the Columbia University in the City of New York: Doctor Lisa Hollibaugh, Dean of Academic Planning and Administration, and Professor Ira Katznelson, Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History.

Prof. Ira Katznelson had the opening lecture.

Collegium Artes Liberales of the University of Warsaw has entered into an agreement with Columbia College of Columbia University in the City of New York which represents the beginning of an exciting intellectual and institutional partnership. The Collegium Artes Liberales and Columbia College share a deep commitment to a liberal arts foundation in higher education. The members of the two institutions enjoy robust dialogue about innovative ways of shaping a liberal arts curriculum and about effective ways of teaching the liberal arts to Bachelor’s students in our respective programs, planning future collaboration. The dean of academic affairs of Columbia College, Dr. Lisa Hollibaugh, serves as a member of the council of the Collegium Artes Liberales.

The conference was attended by over a hundred faculty, staff and students of the Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, as well as representatives of the institutions cooperating with the Faculty, including: Ashley Kidd (The Endeavor Foundation, New York), Professor Taras Finikov (International Fund for Education Policy Research, Kiev), Professor Gábor Klaniczay (Central European University, Budapest), Doctor Sonya Nevin (University of Roehampton, London), Professor Irina Savelieva (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow), Professor Jörg Schulte (University of Cologne).


Phot. Mirosław Kaźmierczak