Initiatives


The Ryan Center at Villanova University is dedicated to advancing civic education in a free, democratic society.  The Initiatives of the Ryan Center include: 


General Programming:

  • Sponsorship of public lectures
  • Sponsorship of major conferences
  • Summer institutes on the ideas and institutions of the American republic offered to middle and high school history, government, and civic teachers
  • Collaborative efforts with other institutions, organizations, and centers to address the idea and practice of civic responsibility and other issues of mutual concern

Student Initiatives:

  • Freedom and Virtue Learning Community of the Villanova Center for Liberal Education (VCLE)
  • Classes and seminars on the topic of freedom and related subjects
  • Ryan Student Scholarships
  • Ryan Undergraduate Fellows
  • Ryan Graduate Fellows
  • The Franklin Reading Group
  • Liberty & Learning Symposia
 

Faculty Initiatives:

  • Ethics and Politics Forum
  • Visiting scholars program
  • Post-doctoral fellows program
  • Faculty Development Luncheons

Contact Information

Director - Matthew J. Ryan Center
Colleen A. Sheehan, Ph.D.
610.519.7421
Fax  610.519.6787
colleen.sheehan@villanova.edu

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