Save the date: Second Beamer-Schneider Lecture in Ethics & Civics announced

As part of its commitment to develop the ethos of Case Western Reserve University and its relationship to its larger community, every two years, the Beamer-Schneider Professorship presents a lecture and workshop by a world-class public intellectual, ethicist or thinker of politics on a matter concerning the intersection of ethics and civics.

The 2013 lecture will be given April 11 by Susan Neiman, author of the best-selling book Moral Clarity and director of the Einstein Forum in Berlin. Her lecture will focus on two questions covered in her book: “What would a U.S.A. that truly lived up to the Enlightenment be?” and “What, in the legacy of the socialist tradition, is morally imperative to safeguard in politics?” Neiman will also host a workshop on April 12 examining the fall of communism in post-1989 Eastern Europe.

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