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as the 

Bertrand Russell Scholar 
for the 

Dr. Daniel Ellsberg

as an exemplar 
of ethical courage for his exposure of the Pentagon Papers 

Join us for the conference and conversazione with Dr. Ellsberg.

July 25-30, 2015
Berkeley, CA

The Bertrand Russell Distinguished Scholars Program                             

Highlights the work and thinking of scholars who have contributed significantly to the advancement of fairminded critical societies. 

Thank You:
Ralph Nader
  • Bertrand Russell Scholar
34th International Conference on Critical Thinking and Education Reform

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The World's Longest Running Annual Conference on Critical Thinking

Call for Proposals

We are now accepting concurrent sessions proposals for our 35th Annual World Conference which advance a substantive conception of fairminded critical thinking in instruction or in any domain of human life. 

Submit proposals to Dr. Rush Cosgrove at

Deadline for Proposal Submission: February 15th, 2015

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he critical habit of thought, if usual in society, will pervade all its mores, because it is a way of taking up the problems of life. Men educated in it cannot be stampeded by stump orators...they are slow to believe. They can hold things as possible or probable in all... Read more
~ William Graham Sumner, Folkways, 1906

ritical thinking is a desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and hatred for every kind of imposture.
~ Francis Bacon (1605)