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Success Without Fame or Fortune: A New Paradigm

This interactive session will explore how we evaluate success, influence, and achievement and rethink how we define a successful and important life. Participants will form smaller groups to discuss new ways to approach how we judge our choices.

Pre-read: “Second Opinion: Another View of Influence” by Jill Dolan

Moderator: Jill Dolan, Dean of the College, Annan Professor in English and Professor of Theater Studies in the Lewis Center for the Arts

Small group discussions facilitated by:

Betsy Armstrong, Associate Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Wendy Belcher, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and African American Studies 

Sandra Bermann, Professor of Comparative Literature and Head of Whitman College

Alison Boden, Dean of Religious Life and the Chapel

Wendy Heller, Scheide Professor of Music History and Chair, Department of Music

Melissa Lane, Class of ’43 Professor of Politics; Director, Center for Human Values

Rosina Lozano, Assistant Professor of History and the Program in Latino/a Studies

Erika Milam, Professor of History and Director of Graduate Studies, History of Science

Julie Roth, Rabbi, Center for Jewish Life

Nicole Shelton, Professor of Psychology; Head of Butler College

Stacey Sinclair, Professor of Psychology; Head of Mathey College

Stacy Wolf, Professor of Theatre, Director, Program in Music Theatre, Lewis Center for the Arts

Friday, October 5
3:00 p.m. — 4:30 p.m.

McCosh Hall – Room 50

Alison Boden
Jill Dolan
Melissa Lane
Nicole Shelton
Stacey Sinclair