Texts and Issues Proposal Form

The Paideia Endowment Governing Board invites members of the Luther College community to propose presentations on the theme "Who Do You Trust?"

This theme has been developed collaboratively by the Paideia Endowment Governing Board, the Religion Department, and the Visual and Performing Arts Department.  As always, we hope participants will address the theme from the perspective of a wide variety of texts drawn from the arts, sciences, and humanities:

  • Who or what are we predisposed to trust?
  • How is trust a factor in the political process? In the media and journalism?
  • Can trust cloud our objectivity regarding the reliability of information?
  • Is trust a fundamental element of character, community, or culture?
  • What are the results of mistrust or betrayal?

Proposals for lectures, debates, artistic performances, panel discussions, faculty/student collaboration and other presentation formats from all disciplines are welcomed.  Participants will typically offer a 40-45 minute presentation followed by questions and responses from the audience.

Deadline for submissions:  April 15, 2016

* = required field

Proposal Title*
Brief Proposal (250-500 words):*