About Symposium Against Indifference

The College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland University inaugurated the Symposium Against Indifference in 2001 as a biennial series of events and lectures dedicated to overcoming apathy in the face of human concerns by raising awareness and promoting compassionate engagement. The Symposium seeks to challenge the University community — as well as the wider Ashland community — toward a deeper understanding of difficult affairs and toward creative personal and corporate responses.

2017.2018 Symposium: Building Bridges Through Dialogue

Proposed Sub-Themes

•Indifference toward people from different faith groups,
•Indifference toward people from different socio-economic classes,
•Indifference toward people from different cultural groups,
•Indifference toward people from different races. 

More details coming soon!

Previous Symposium Themes

  • Holocaust - 2001
  • Human Nature - 2003
  • Terrorism - 2005
  • The Promises and Perils of Technology - 2007
  • Inquiry Into What Makes a Hero - 2009
  • Against Global Indifference - 2011
  • Engaging Latin America and the Caribbean - 2013
  • Environmental Sustainability - 2015

Get In Touch:

Dr. Dolly Crawford 
Assistant Professor
325, Kettering Science Building

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