Moody College Professor Co-Founds First John Dewey Center in India

In collaboration with Savitribai Phule Pune University, UT Associate Professor Scott R. Stroud delivered the inaugural lecture at the launch of the new John Dewey Studies Center on Jan. 9 in Pune, India. 

Stroud co-founded the center, which is dedicated to studying the thought of John Dewey, one of democracy’s most renowned philosophers. The center is the first of its kind to be established in India—the world’s largest democracy—and aims to encourage scholarly engagement with the ideas of John Dewey on topics relevant to the Indian context as far ranging as education, democracy, communication, morality, science, and national security. 

Stroud serves as the founding international advisor and will assist the center in organizing academic lectures, courses, and seminars on democracy and pragmatism in India for scholars and students.

Read more about the John Dewey Studies Center on the John Dewey Society website.