Power of Diversity lecture: “Poverty and Depression, the Power of Imagination, and One Still Secret of Justice”

Jeremy Bendik-Keymer, the Beamer-Schneider Professor in Ethics, will present the next Power of Diversity lecture, titled “Poverty and Depression, the Power of Imagination, and One Still Secret of Justice.”

It will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Senior Classroom at the Tinkham Veale University Center.

About the speaker

Photo of Jeremy Bendik-KeymerBefore coming to CWRU, Bendik-Keymer practiced experimental education at Colorado College, the American University of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates) and Le Moyne College. He is the author of The Ecological Life: Discovering Citizenship and A Sense of Humanity and Solar Calendar and Other Ways of Marking Time—both written in experimental styles on the border between academics and literature. He is a graduate of Yale University and  University of Chicago.

About the series

The Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity sponsors the Power of Diversity Lecture Series. It seeks to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement, civic education and learning. The annual series includes two distinguished guest speakers from the national or international scene and six speakers from campus.

The other speakers from Case Western Reserve University this fall are:

  • Molly Watkins, executive director for International Affairs, who will present “The Value of Global Diversity During Tumultuous Times,” Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 3 p.m in the Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom; and
  • Monica Webb Hooper, director of the Office of Cancer Disparities Research at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of oncology, psychological sciences, family medicine and community health, who will present “We are Not Low Hanging Fruit: Meaningful Science to Address Racial Disparities in Tobacco Cessation,” Thursday, Nov. 9, at 3 p.m. in Toepfer Room at Adelbert Hall.

Lectures are free and open to the public. To RSVP, visit case.edu/diversity or send your name and contact information to diversity-rsvp@case.edu.

You can also watch the live stream of the events at case.edu/livestream/s1.