We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 – 8:50. Details of our semester-long schedule are here. All time-sensitive assignments are in bold. Assignments that are due on non-class days are also underlined. Finally, out-of-class events are listed in bold italics
Monday, September 10
- Discussion of The Green Collar Economy, Van Jones, 2008
Wednesday, September 12
- Review of first draft of essay 1
Thursday, September 13
- Talk by Mary Gentile (Babson College) on ‘Giving Voice to Values.’ 4:30 PM, Axinn 232.
Friday, September 14
- Discussion of journal entry 1, the post-2008 fate of Van Jones (research this!), and introduction to resources at Middlebury.
Sunday, September 16
- Second draft of essay 1 due by 6:00 PM
Monday, September 17
- Discussion of Amazing Grace (weekend screening to be arranged) and of your questions for Van Jones
Wednesday, September 19
- First draft of essay 2 and brief meeting with Brenda Ellis
Friday, September 21
- Discussion of journal entry 2
Saturday, September 22
- Visit to Shelburne Farms to meet and hear Van Jones at Shelburne Farms Meet at Adirondack Circle at 2:45.
Sunday, September 23
- Second draft of essay 2 due by 6:00 PM
Monday, September 24
- No class meeting
Wednesday, September 26
- Discussion of three views on justice.
- Everyone reads ‘Doing the Right Thing,’ Chapter 1 from Justice: What’s the Right Thing to Do? Michael Sandel, 2009.
- Everyone listens to a radio clip on “Why Mental Pictures can Sway Your Moral Judgement.”
- Each of you watches one of the following three lectures by Professor Sandel:
- Episode 6 on Emmanuel Kant
- Episode 8 on John Rawls
- Episode 10 on Aristotle
Friday, September 28
- Discussion of journal entry 3 and preparation for discussion of time management
Monday, October 1
- Discussion of your time management exercises and select views of social justice
- “On living with others.” Romans 12:15-18.
- “The good Samaritan.” Luke 10: 30-37.
- “On Agape.” 1 Corinthians 13.
“Pragmatists Jane Addams and John Dewey Inform the Ethic of Care.” M. Regina Leffers. Hypatia , Vol. 8, No. 2, Feminism and Pragmatism (Spring, 1993), pp. 64-77.
“Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. April 16, 1963.
“Paulo Freire: On Hope.” Kathleen Weiler. The Radical Teacher , No. 67 (Spring 2003), pp. 32-35.
Wednesday, October 3
- Discussion of journal entry 4
Thursday, October 4
- “Fast Fish and Loose Fish: A History of Slavery and Freedom in Herman Melville’s America” Greg Grandin, Professor of History New York University. 4:30 PM, Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room
Friday, October 5
- Complete discussion of justice
Sunday, October 7: First draft of essay 3 due by 6:00PM
Monday, October 8
- Discussion of Introduction and Part I of Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, David Bornstein and Susan Davis, 2010. (Pp. xvii – 47.)
Wednesday, October 10
- Discussion of Parts II and III of Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, David Bornstein and Susan Davis, 2010. (Pp. 48 – 128.)
Friday, October 12
- Discussion of journal entry 5 and submission of first writing portfolio, followed by campus-wide talk by the Dalai Lama
Monday, October 15
- October break
Wednesday, October 17: meet in Davis Family Library 105 – computer lab downstairs
Friday, October 19
- Working on your public presentation with Dr. Mike Kiernan
- Sport for Development and Peace, Homecoming Panel (McCullough Social Space.) 8:30 PM The Middlebury Center for Social Entrepreneurship will host a Homecoming panel on Sport for Development and Peace. Sports Illustrated columnist Alex Wolff will moderate a panel of four young alumni speakers, including Dave Campbell ’09 (Lacrosse the Nations and GivingSomeThing), Kelly Brush Davisson ’08 (Kelly Brush Foundation), Kennedy Mutothori Mugo ’12.5 (Rugby and Kenya Library Project), and Alexandra Boillot ’12 (CitySquash). The panel will segue into a reception afterwards for an audience of student-athletes and returning alumni. This event will offer the opportunity for interested individuals to learn, share, and connect.
Monday, October 22
- Discussion of prologue and Chapters 1 -12 (pp. xi – 212) of The Blue Sweater, Jacqueline Novogratz, 2009
Wednesday, October 24
- Discussion of Chapters 12 – 16 (pp. 213 – 284) of The Blue Sweater, Jacqueline Novogratz, 2009
Friday, October 26
Monday, October 29
Wednesday, October 31
- “Social Change’s Age of Enlightenment.” David Bornstein. New York Times. October 17, 2012
- Kremer, Michael, Edward Miguel and Rebecca Thornton. “Incentives to Learn.” The Review of Economics and Statistics (91) 3: pp. 437 – 456.
Thursday, November 1
- REQUIRED: afternoon presentation by the 2012 recipients of the MCSE Summer Grants Program. 4:30 – 6:00. Axinn 229.
Friday, November 2
- Visit with MCSE Advisory Board and Chris Lloyd ’83, head of Corporate Social Responsibility at VSR and discussion of journal entry 7
Monday, November 5
- First draft of part 2 of research paper: description of the challenge
Wednesday, November 7
- First draft of part 3 of research paper: analysis of why the challenge persists
Friday, November 9
Monday, November 12
- First draft of part 4 of research paper: analysis of recent attempts to address the challenge and discussion of planning for spring semester (please bring your laptops)
Wednesday, November 14
- Discussion of Introduction and Chapters 1 – 5 of Making Good, Billy Parish and Dev Aujla, 2012 and visit with Tiffany Sargent of EIA
Friday, November 16
- Discussion of Chapters 6 – 9 and Conclusion of Making Good, Billy Parish and Dev Aujla, 2012
Monday, November 19
- First draft of part 5 of research paper: proposal for implementing a specific solution
Wednesday, November 21 – Friday November 23: Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 26
- Welcome back and discussion of research and final presentations
Wednesday, November 28
- Journal entry 9, two videos, and final exercise from Making Good.
Friday, November 30
- Presentations by Nat, Caroline, Andres, and Jeremy
Monday, December 3
- Presentations by Julia, Kirra, Aaron, Felix and Dave
Wednesday, November 5
- Presentations by Will, Jack, Jesse, Maddie and Lisa
Friday, November 7
- ‘Only Connect.” William Cronin
- ‘The Drum Major Instinct.’ Sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. February 4, 1968. (Text here)
- Journal entry 10
Sunday, December 16
- Second writing portfolio due by 6PM, including the final draft of your research paper