China Institute Lecture: John Dewey and Our Time

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

John Dewey and Our Time (, November 14, 2013 ~ 6:00–7:30pm

China Institute, 125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

I believe that education is the fundamental method of social progress and reform.
~ John Dewey, “My Pedagogic Creed”, 1897

John Dewey’s ideas ‒ particularly his philosophy on education developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries ‒ are still relevant for a 21st century audience. Educational, social, and political institutions still have much that they can learn from Dewey while applying a global perspective. Led by Dr. Larry A. Hickman, this lecture will explore Dewey’s philosophical ideas from a historical perspective, look into Dewey’s connection with China, and share with the audience new researches and
practices in both US and China on Dewey’s relevance to our time.

Dr. Larry A. Hickman is the Director of the Center for Dewey Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the author and editor of numerous publications on Dewey including John Dewey’s Pragmatic Technology, The Essential Dewey, Vol. I & II, and The Correspondence of John Dewey. He is the recipient of three "Outstanding Academic Title" awards from Choice magazine. Dr. Hickman received the “Outstanding Career Achievement Award” from the John Dewey Society in 2012 and served as the society’s president in 2005.  John Dewey was one of China Institute’s original founders in 1926. We proudly present this lecture as the first in a series of events celebrating and reflecting on China Institute’s history.

Single tickets: $10 member / $15 non-member

To register online, please visit

For questions or to register by phone, please contact Michael Buening at 212-744-8181 ext. 149 or by email at


No comments