American students grow up in a free society; it is the only kind of society they really know. To appreciate and comprehend the benefits of freedom, students need to know what it’s like to live without freedom – or worse, in conditions of harsh repression, even genocide. To help teachers teach students about life without freedom, FPRI’s Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education, in cooperation with the National Constitution Center and the National Liberty Museum, is assembling some of the world’s leading analysts — and witnesses — of countries without freedom. The conference will help teachers define totalitarianism while examining the history of the idea of freedom.
(Most of the conference sessions will be held at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia; the Saturday evening program will be held at the National Liberty Museum, a few blocks away.)