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Power of Diversity Lecture Series

Power of Diversity Lecture Series sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity

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Mark A. Eddy
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Religious Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Psychology, Communication Science
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Kelvin Smith Library
Case Western Reserve University
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The Kelvin Smith Library provides the campus community with access to world-class research collections, technology-equipped classrooms and meeting spaces, state-of-the-art digital resources and even a café.  In support of the CWRU Power of Diversity lecture series, the library offers a selection of resources accessible in this “Research Guide”.

This guide was prepared for the CWRU Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

This page lists Power of Diversity Lecture Series for the current semester (Fall 2018).

For future and past Power of Diversity Lecture Series, please visit additional pages:

Strategic Leadership in Today’s Political and Social Climate

Damon Williams profile imageMonday, October 29, 2018
4:30 p.m. Ballroom A,
Tinkham Veale University Center

Damon A. Williams, PhD

“Strategic Leadership in Today’s Political and Social Climate.” Register Here

Dr. Damon A. Williams is a scholar, leader and educator who is passionate about making organizations inclusive and excellent for all. He believes that creating equitable educational outcomes and activating learning, youth development and leadership opportunities is the surest way to increase diversity at the highest levels.

Through increased diversity, everyone benefits with transformative and inspiring new possibilities. As Robert Kennedy said, “Ultimately, America’s answer to the intolerant man is diversity.”

Dr. Williams has devoted his 18+ year career to fostering this diversity at all levels and creating a framework of change to help others follow in his footsteps.

Ethics Across Cultures: Diverse Voices, Shared Values

Shannon French profile imageThursday, September 27, 2018
3 p.m., Senior Classroom,
Tinkham Veale University Center

Shannon E. French, PhD

Director, CWRU Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence
Inamori Professor in Ethics, Department of Philosophy

"Ethics Across Cultures: Diverse Voices, Shared Values." Register Here

Shannon E. French is the Inamori Professor in Ethics, Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence, and a tenured member of the Philosophy Department with a secondary appointment in the law school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. She is also a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.  Dr. French received her Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University in 1997. 

Prior to starting at CWRU in 2008, she taught for eleven years as an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the United States Naval Academy and served as Associate Chair of the Department of Leadership, Ethics, and Law. She is the author of many scholarly publications, including The Code of the Warrior: Exploring Warrior Values, Past and Present, editor-in-chief for the International Journal of Ethical Leadership, and an associate editor for the Journal of Military Ethics.

Human Biological Variation: Where It Comes From and Why

Cynthia Beall profile imageTuesday, October 2, 2018
3 p.m., Senior Classroom,

Tinkham Veale University Center

Cynthia M. Beall, PhD

CWRU Distinguished University Professor and S. Idell Pyle Professor of Anthropology

“Human Biological Variation: Where It Comes From and Why” Register Here

Dr. Beall is a physical anthropologist whose research focuses on human adaptation to high-altitude hypoxia, particularly the different patterns of adaptation exhibited by Andean, Tibetan and East African highlanders. Her current research deals with the genetics of adaptive traits and evidence for natural selection, with the role of nitric oxide in oxygen delivery at high altitude and with the human ecology of high-altitude Tibetan nomads.

Professor Beall is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, American Philosophical Society, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

'Why Does This Class Spend So Much Time on Race?' My Answer

Jonathan Sadowsky profile imageMonday, October 15, 2018
3 p.m., Ballroom C,
Tinkham Veale University Center

Jonathan Sadowsky, PhD

Theodore J. Castele Professor, Professor, Department of History

'Why Does This Class Spend So Much Time on Race?' My Answer Register Here

Dr. Sadowsky’s main research interest is the history of medicine, especially psychiatry, in Africa and the United States. He teaches courses in African history, history of medicine and the body, and historical method and cultural studies at CWRU.

His most recent work, Electroconvulsive Therapy in America: The Anatomy of a Medical Controversy, is forthcoming from Routledge Press. He is a co-founder of the university’s Medical Humanities and Social Medicine initiative, and contributed significantly to the development of the Medicine, Society and Culture (MSC) concentration.

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