Congressman Tom Petri Speaks on the Importance of the Humanities
June 21, 2013
On June 19, 2013, U.S. Representative Tom Petri (R-WI), a co-chair of the Congressional Humanities Caucus, spoke at an event unveiling a report that highlights the importance of the humanities in real-world applications, civic engagement, and cultural understanding. The report, entitled "The Heart of the Matter," was commissioned by Congressmen Petri and David Price (D-NC) and Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Mark Warner (D-VA), and was written by the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences.
The report makes recommendations for improved education and community engagement, and examines the practical applications of the humanities and social sciences.