The Thomas Jefferson Center for the Study of Core Texts and Ideas

CTI Related Events


"Sustaining Democracy" Reading Group

“Sustaining Democracy” is a new book club that provides UT students a space in which to read and discuss key thinkers and texts, both canonical and contemporary, that lay the foundations for democratic and ethical governance. Readings will highlight the specific ways that ethical and democratic governance is undermined by authoritarianism, tribalism, and political corruption. Interested students should email for any questions or to join.

Participants are responsible for acquiring their own copies of the book however and limited number are available to take. Meetings will usually be held on Thursdays at 4 pm in MEZ 1.104. 
The “Sustaining Democracy” book club is open to all UT students.  To join, register at:
For questions, please email Dr. Hina Azam at