“Live Free or Die? A University Dialogue on Freedom and Responsibility”

“Live Free or Die? A University Dialogue on Freedom and Responsibility”

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The 2012-13 University Dialogue, whose topic this year is “Live Free or Die? A University Dialogue on Freedom and Responsibility,” kicks off with a discussion of “The Hunger Games,” the mega box-office hit based on the novel by Suzanne Collins that has children selected by lottery competing in a televised battle to the death. 

“A Campus Conversation on Freedom and Responsibility: Reflections from ‘The Hunger Games’” takes place Sept. 19 from 3-5 p.m. in the Huddleston Ballroom. Prior to the discussion, on Sept. 14, the Campus Activities Board will offer a free showing of the movie at 9 p.m. on the lawn at Thompson Hall.

The second discussion in the series, “A Campus Conversation on Freedom and Responsibility: Freedom and Responsibility in Choosing a President” will take place Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 3–5 p.m. in the MUB’s Granite State Room.

Thursday, Nov. 8, following the national election, the discussion “What Happened: A Post-Election Discussion with Dante Scala and Andy Smith,” will take place at 7 p.m., in the MUB’s Strafford Room.

The University Dialogue serves as a theme throughout the year to focus community events and conversations on an area of broad interest, a big question or an enduring problem. The theme is set by students, faculty and staff and the Discovery Program but serves as a rallying call in hopes that many organizations, offices and departments will choose to engage.