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Cynthia Beall

Power of Diversity Lecture Series—“Human Biological Variation: Where it Comes From and Why”

The fall 2018 Power of Diversity Lecture Series, sponsored by the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity, will feature three talks from Case Western Reserve University professors and a headline event with diversity leadership and organizational change expert Damon A. Williams.

Cynthia Beall, Distinguished University Professor and the S. Idelle Pyle Professor of Anthropology, will give the second lecture in the series Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center Senior Classroom.

Her talk is titled “Human Biological Variation: Where it Comes From and Why.”

The other three events, all held in Tinkham Veale University Center, will be:

  • “Ethics Across Cultures: Diverse Voices, Shared Values,” given by Shannon French, director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and the Inamori Professor in Ethics, Thursday, Sept. 27, at 3 p.m.;
  • “’Why Does this Class Spend So Much Time on Race?’ My Answer,” given by Jonathan Sadowsky, the Theodore J. Castele Professor of Medical History, Monday, Oct. 15, at 3 p.m.; and
  • Headline lecture—”From Awareness, to Action, to Innovation: Empowering Leaders through Inclusive Excellence,” given by Damon A. Williams, diversity leadership and organizational change expert, Monday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Register for the Power of Diversity Lecture Series events.

The three lectures by CWRU professors also will be live streamed and available at the time of the event on the livestream website.