The Humanities Dialogues are a series of meetings that foster fruitful and interesting conversations throughout the academic year. Students and members of the UCLA community are invited to explore the meanings of words / concepts essential to the human experience and to share their own experiences and ideas.
This initiative was made possible with the support of the office of the Dean of Humanities starting with the Winter Quarter of 2016, led by Laurence Denié-Higney (department of French and Francophone Studies), Magda Tarnawska (department of Germanic Languages) and Hoang Truong (department of Italian) . At the end of each academic year, students have a chance of giving a presentation on a topic of their choice at the Humanities Dialogues Symposium on May 31, 2019.
This year, the 4th Symposium included 6 presenters:
- Teddi Mattox (topic: Identity/Immigration)
- Isabel Shaw (topic: Equality/Diversity)
- Danielle Potheau (topic: Humanity)
- Antonio Paniagua (topic: Freedom)
- Haiqi Zho (topic: Immigration)
- Vanessa Berg (topic: Freedom)
A panel of three judges awarded the first prize to Haiqi Zhou, the second prize to Vanessa Berg, and the third prize to Danielle Potheau.
We would like to thank all the students for another year of great dialogues, all the presenters for sharing their perspectives, our colleagues and judges, and last but not least to our Dean for his support.