Think Forum: “The Three Worst Ideas in the World, and How They Shape American Education”

Case Western Reserve University’s Think Forum 2018-19 lecture series begins with a presentation from Jonathan Haidt: “The Three Worst Ideas in the World, and How They Shape American Education.” The event will take place Thursday, Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center at the Temple – Tifereth Israel.

About the speaker

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Jonathan Haidt

Haidt is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Haidt’s research examines the intuitive foundations of morality, and how morality varies across cultures—including the cultures of American progressives, conservatives and libertarians.

Haidt is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis and The New York Times bestseller The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion. His recently published book, co-authored by Greg Lukianoff, is The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas are Setting Up a Generation for Failure.

At NYU-Stern, he is applying his research on moral psychology to business ethics, asking how companies can structure and run themselves in ways that will be resistant to ethical failures. He also co-founded, a collaboration among nearly 2,000 professors working to increase viewpoint diversity and freedom of inquiry in universities.

About the event

Haidt’s lecture is sponsored by the Center for Business Law and Regulation, the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity and the Office of Student Affairs. The event is presented with community partner the City Club of Cleveland.

The event is free and open to all. Reserve general-admission tickets by contacting the Maltz Performing Arts Center Box Office at

Free shuttle service is offered for all Think Forum lectures. Shuttles depart from outside the Tinkham Veale University Center Linsalata Entrance (on Bellflower Road) beginning at 5 p.m. Return shuttles depart from the Maltz Performing Arts Center at the conclusion of the lecture.

For more information, or to reserve tickets, visit the Think Forum website.