Keynote Speakers

James J. Heckman

Nobel Laureate and Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics
The University of Chicago

Shi Zhongying

Director of Mingyuan Institute of Education, Professor of Institute of Education
Tsinghua University

Conference Sponsors

This conference is made possible, in part, by the generosity of Mr. Jun Zhou and the Jefferson Education Group, LLC.

Special thanks and partners:

We are grateful to the faculty, students, staff, and parents of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools and the University of Chicago who contributed their time, energy, and ideas to help bring the Centennial Colloquium on Dewey: Then and Now to fruition. We are thankful to the individuals and organizations whose financial support made this colloquium possible. 

Thanks to Fushun Li for providing the exhibition Dewey’s Lectures in China, 1919–1921: Drawings by Fushun Li in Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of John Dewey’s Historic Trip, and for the accompanying book, John Dewey’s Educational Thought in China—In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of John Dewey’s Lecturing in China (Peking University Press, 2019).

Thanks to Demay Education and HnR for their sponsorship of John Dewey: Art as Experience.

Thanks to Mingyuan Institute of Education for its partnership.

Historical photos on display at the colloquium courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, Southern Illinois University Carbondale.