BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Date iCal v2.14-dev//NONSGML iCalcreator 2.18// METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VTIMEZONE TZID:America/New_York BEGIN:STANDARD DTSTART:20141102T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0400 TZOFFSETTO:-0500 TZNAME:EST END:STANDARD BEGIN:DAYLIGHT DTSTART:20150308T030000 TZOFFSETFROM:-0500 TZOFFSETTO:-0400 TZNAME:EDT END:DAYLIGHT END:VTIMEZONE BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTAMP:20160703T124307Z CREATED:20131028T181525Z DESCRIPTION:Note: Any updates to this event, such as changes to the date o r location, will NOT be reflected in this calendar appointment. For the most current event information for the 2014 Congress of the Humanities an d Social Sciences, please visit\n\nSeries: Big Thinking\n\nAssociation: Federation for the Humanities and Social Sci ences\n\nAccess Level: General public\n\nDescription: In his best known wo rk, Servitude and Grandeur of Arms (1835), Alfred de Vigny stated that 'regiment life is a bit like college life.' It is not inappropriate to co mpare the university to the military, as they are the only two human ins titutions to have survived nearly intact throughout the centuries and to have been part of nearly every civilization, drawing on both the highest ideas and inevitable self-sacrifice. In her Big Thinking presentation, Lise Bissonnette draws on lessons from her recent experience as co-Chair of the working group on framework legislation for Quebec universities. Sh e discusses the present-day tension between the age-old values of the uni versity (autonomy, academic freedom and collegiality) and the constraint s imposed on it by public and government expectations that now view it as a guarantee of collective economic security. Whether by choice or necess ity, academic servitude is increasing. The question is whether the grand eur can still manage to keep it in check and maintain a balance. Writer, journalist, editor, analyst and administrator, Lise Bissonnette has de voted her time to personal research projects since 2009 after having heade d major Quebec institutions such as the daily newspaper Le Devoir  and B ibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec. She has been awarded nine h onorary doctorates by universities in Quebec, Canada and the United State s. She is also a member of the Académie des Lettres du Québec, and in 20 10 received the Prix du Québec for her contribution to culture. A doctora l student in French literature at Université de Montréal where she is wri ting a dissertation on literary history, Ms. Bissonnette has chaired the Université du Québec à Montréal board of directors since February 2013. The report of the working group on framework legislation for Quebec univ ersities, which she prepared with co-chair Mr. John R. Porter, was subm itted to the government of Quebec in September 2013. See here for addition al information about Lise Bissonnette, compiled by Brock University Libr ary. In French. Simultaneous interpretation available via cell phone. The video of this Big Thinking lecture is now available below:\n\nBig Thinking supporting sponsors:\n\n\n\n Big Thinking The Big Thinking lecture series is held throughout Congress and is open to all attendees and members of t he public. This series brings together leading scholars and public figure s who can present forward-thinking research, ideas and solutions to the critical questions and issues of our time. The 2014 Big Thinking lecture series is organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Scien ces and Brock University. See the complete list of Big Thinking lectures.. . DTSTART;TZID=America/New_York:20140526T121500 DTEND;TZID=America/New_York:20140526T132000 LAST-MODIFIED:20140527T011709Z LOCATION:Welch Hall - David S. Howes Theatre SUMMARY:“Servitude and Grandeur” of the University (Lise Bissonnette) URL;TYPE=URI: niversity-lise-bissonnette END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR