THE MISSION OF THE CENTER

 

The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives exists to inspire young persons and public audiences through the study of individuals who have made a difference in the world—persons of conscience, creativity, courage, and compassion who have helped advance human rights, equality, and personal and societal flourishing. Through teaching, research, and public programming the Center serves as a place to study and honor exemplars from past and present in search of sorely needed wisdom for today and tomorrow.


UPCOMING  EVENT:  

"OUR TRUE PARADISE: HENRY DAVID THOREAU AND THE DEFENSE OF THE COMMONS"  

 

Please join us for an extraordinary evening with distinguished scholar Laura Dassow Walls, author of the first comprehensive biography on Thoreau in more than fifty years.  Laura will speak on why we need Thoreau's life and ideas now more than ever.  

The event will be held on Thursday, September 28th, 2017, at 6 p.m., at 53 Washington Square South, New York, NY.

In the Media: 

New York Times: On Thoreau’s 200th Birthday, a New Biography Pictures Him as a Man of Principle