George Warren Brown School of Social Work fall lecture series to begin Sept. 24

Dr. Amitai Etzioni and Sr. Mary Jean Ryan included on speakers list

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.