The Oct 1st edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education featured a though-provoking article by Derek Bok, "The Crisis of Civic Education." The Nashman Center staff continue to discuss the implications generally and specifically for our work here at GW. Particularly the need for this to be "our" work - not just Nashman, but the work of the whole institution.
Watch for more conversations on this issue.
Apologies that a direct link can't be provided as this is paid content. However, we all have access to the Chronicle content through the GW Libraries, so please do click through to access the article. http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Teaching-the-Idea-of-America/151