12 de noviembre del 2021
Panel and Jeffersonian Lunch: Education in a Free Society

This year marks UFM’s 50th anniversary. With this important date in mind, we want to zoom-out and take a look at the big picture of how might we educate for freedom

We would love for you to join us in this conversation and share your input, questions, experience, and insights.  For this event, we have put together a day of inspiring workshops, talks, socratic dialogues, activities, as well as wonderful lunch where we will explore the following questions:

  • How might we align pedagogy with content, so that we can disseminate and support freedom and responsibility inside and outside of the classroom?
  • How do learners internalize and practice the ethical, legal, and economic principles of a society of free and responsible people? 
  • How might we foster a culture of independent thinkers in all areas of knowledge?

Where? Live at UFM  (precise location to be determined)


  • Friday, November 12, 2021
  • 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

We will kick-off the event with the panel Education in a Free Society: Pedagogy and Principes:

In this panel we will hear from: 

  • Marsha Familaro Enright, Reliance College, a project by Great Connections
  • Robert Schimenz, Center for Independent Thought, and Stossel in the Classroom
  • Stefany Bolaños, Universidad Francisco Marroquín, and P1440
  • Martin Cox, John Locke Institute
  • Bryan Caplan, George Mason University, New York Times Best Selling Author

The moderator will be Carmen Rodriguez

2:00 – 3:00  p.m.

Following the panel, we will move to a Jeffersonian Lunch titled: Join the conversation on Education in a Free Society! 

What is the “Jeffersonian” format?

Imagine yourself seated around a table with six other interesting and intelligent people. Throughout the lunch, a facilitator and your companions will discuss questions around how might we educate for freedom?. The dialogue will be guided by the following principles: 1) each person has an opportunity to share their thoughts, 2) only one person speaking at a time. At the end of the lunch, we would have all reflected on the questions addressed in the previous panel.

We hope you can join us for this conversation!

See you in November,

Contact us:

  • If you have questions, please contact formacioncontinua@ufm.edu
viernes 12 de noviembre del 2021
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