The Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns is an educational forum for Wesleyan alumni, parents, and friends that provides an opportunity to explore issues of global concern in a small seminar environment. Endowed by James Shasha ’50, P’82, the Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns supports lifelong learning and encourages participants to expand their knowledge and perspectives on significant issues.
The eleventh annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns was held on campus November 8–9, 2012.The event addressed the theme of “Music and Public Life,” which is year-long University initiative focusing on the role of music as a collective voice that enlivens communities, in good and hard times. The Shasha Seminar brought together experts from Wesleyan and Middletown, as well as the broader arenas of American and global music today, to explore the issues of music and society.
The tenth annual Shasha Seminar for Human Concerns on “The Political Economy of Oil,” was held on campus April 19–20, 2012 and addressed the political economy of oil.
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