Monthly Archives: August 2017

Read the 2017 Presidential Address

Andrew Martino Presidential Address: “Honors and the Universal Citizen” Pittsburgh, 2017 In 1971 the great Hannah Arendt published her monumental and last book The Life of the Mind, a book (which is much more than a book) that analyzed the act of thinking in the contemporary world. Of course, our conception of the contemporary has evolved greatly since 1971, but Arendt’s analysis …

Read the 2018 Conference Theme!

The Renaissance of a “Lively Experiment”: Seeing Anew In its colonial charter (1661), Rhode Island’s founders defined their new colony as a “lively experiment.” Modern-day Providence, Rhode Island is still a “lively experiment” undergoing yet another renaissance from first a land where Roger Williams led his followers to be able to express freely and live their political and religious beliefs, to a …

Donate to Operation Safety Net

Dr. Jim Withers was raised in rural Pennsylvania where he made house calls with his father, a Family Practitioner.  Dr. Withers received his undergraduate degree at Haverford College, and completed his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984.  His interest in service oriented medicine grew through medical trips to Central America and India.  After finishing his medicine …