The Paideia Seminar

Paideia is a humanistic community of students from Penn, Villanova, Swarthmore, Eastern, Bryn Mawr, and Haverford and other local universities who meet monthly to explore the question, How can the Humanities actually humanize us? 

2018 - 2019: Friendship and the Common Good


Paideia returns for another year of intercollegiate dinner seminars and excursions to explore a new theme: Friendship and the Common Good.

The first session will be on September 7th, hosted by the Collegium Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. It will take place on the first floor of Fox-Fels Hall & will begin at 5:30pm.  For our first session, we will be reading enticing passages from Reclaiming Conversation: The Power the Power of Talk in a Digital Age, the work of MIT professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Sherry Turkle. Please RSVP by Wednesday,  September 5th, to Philippe Becker at  Registration is limited to seminar-size.