The George Warren Brown School of Social Work’s fall lecture series will address a broad spectrum of social issues, ranging from affirmative action to neighborhood capacity building.
The series will kick off Sept. 24 at 4:30 p.m. with a lecture by Amitai Etzioni, Ph.D., director of the Institute of Communitarian Policy Studies, on ” My Brother’s Keeper: Reflections of a Communitarian.”
All lectures will be held in Brown Hall. Other lectures in the series, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 1:10 p.m.:
• Oct. 9 — Valerie Patton, director of the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative, on “The Real Business Implications of Affirmative Action”;
• Oct. 30 — George Eberle, former president and CEO of Grace Hill, on “The Impact of Professionalism and Elitism on Neighborhood Capacity Building from the Settlement House Perspective.” This lecture is co-sponsored by Grace Hill in honor of its 100th Anniversary.;
• Nov. 6 — Sister Mary Jean Ryan, FSM, president and CEO of SSM Health Care, on “Integrity, Spirit, and the Pursuit of Excellence “; and
• Dec. 4 — Mark Umbreit, Ph. D. executive director of the Center of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking and professor at the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, on “Restorative Justice: A Road Map for the 21st Century.”
For more information, call Barbara Levin at 935-6661.