The College of Arts and Sciences at Ashland University inaugurated the Symposium Against Indifference in 2001. It’s 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 Against Indifference seeks to guide Ashland University and the wider Ashland community toward a deeper understanding of difficult topics to encourage creative personal and corporate responses.

2021-2022 Symposium: Truth in the Age of Disinformation

The 2021-2022 Symposium Against Indifference theme seeks to understand the nature of truth during a time when disinformation in its various forms appears more prevalent. We encourage conversation and discussion as a way to find productive ideas for overcoming obstacles in the search for truth in the midst of confusion and uncertainty.

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Previous Symposium Themes

  • Liberty & Responsibility - 2019
  • Building Bridges Through Dialogue - 2017
  • Environmental Sustainability - 2015
Guest speaker at podium during Symposium Against Indifference

Contact Information

Darren Wick