To expand the study of Dewey and pragmatism, the John Dewey Society is proud to support the establishment of the first Center for Dewey Studies in India, the world’s largest democracy.

JDS has graciously donated all 38 volumes of Dewey’s collected works for the center. “Our hope in supporting this Center is that future generations of Indian students and scholars will become inspired by Dewey’s creative philosophy to identify new solutions to the problems and challenges that confront India’s democracy,” says Dr. Sarah Stitzlein, President of the John Dewey Society and Professor of Education at the University of Cincinnati (USA).

The Center for Dewey Studies at Savitribai Phule Pune University will be inaugurated on January 9, 2020. Dr. Scott R. Stroud of the University of Texas at Austin, will deliver the Inaugural John Dewey Lecture on the topic of “Bhimrao Ambedkar, John Dewey, and the Unfinished Story of Pragmatism in India.”