Summer Session

Parrhesia Summer Academy

Programs on Freedom of Expression and Public Discourse

Parrhesia: to speak freely and openly.

Rooted in the University of Chicago Principles of Free Expression, the Parrhesia Summer Academy offers innovative and engaging curricula in the theory and practice of free expression, public discourse, and democratic engagement. Summer classes are taught with the rigor and critical thinking that are the hallmarks of a University of Chicago education.

The Academy’s offerings are part of the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse which embodies The University of Chicago’s commitment to open and vigorous civic deliberation and dialogue. Small classes allow for individual attention, plenty of opportunity for participation and communication with the instructor and peers. 

Parrhesia Summer Academy offers programs for Undergraduate Students, Pre-College Students, and Educators. Scholarship funding is available for all offerings. Click on the course links below for more information on the programs and on the funding available for each particular course. 

    Public Thinking, a Point and Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse partnership, will take place August 7-18, 2023, in Chicago. This Summer Workshop is free for all admitted students.