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Executive Seminars

2017 locations and times are coming soon.

St. John’s College Executive Seminars aim to address fundamental questions of the human condition through a close reading and discussion of great works of literature, philosophy, and political discourse. An Executive Seminar is neither a lecture nor a book club. At St. John’s, seminars are lively, in-depth, highly participatory conversations about the reading at hand. Discussions begin with an opening question that can take on a myriad of dimensions.

The seminar discussion is exploratory; no previous knowledge of the author, text, or subject is required and participants refer only to books/readings the group has read together. Conversations are not debates. Challenging other’s ideas or offering alternative thinking is encouraged as long as the goal is insight, not didacticism.

For additional information or to register, please contact Carolyn Kingston at 505-984-6113 or cbkingston@sjc.edu.