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Pauline Strong, Director HRC 3.360, Mailcode F1900, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-2654
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2011-13 Humanities Institute Theme: Public and Private

Current issues such as privacy on the internet, public funding for education, and the relation between private resources and the public good will be discussed in a broad historical and comparative context. Moving from the intimate to the planetary, this theme is designed to engage faculty, students, visiting lecturers, and the public in discussing how various visions of what is public and what is private dramatically affects our lives.

Whether the "public" and "private" are conceptualized as spaces, spheres, sectors, interests, goods, resources, selves, knowledges, emotions, behaviors, communications, initiatives, what have you--the relations between public and private offers a lively focus for debate. 

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