ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

ACTA is an independent, non-profit organization committed to academic freedom, excellence, and accountability at America's colleges and universities.

Fostering Judgment: Sixty Years of Well-Directed Studies

October 2006 by Jose A. Cabranes

At a time when the study of Western civilization is often under attack, two programs—at Columbia and at Yale-—continue to introduce students to the great books of Western literature, philosophy, history, and politics. On October 13, 2006, the Yale Directed Studies program celebrated is 60th anniversary and former students, faculty, and supporters gathered in New Haven to mark the occasion. Among those present was Judge Jose Cabranes, a former trustee of Yale, who offered these concluding remarks.