GWB lecture series begins Sept. 24

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 at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 24 with a lecture by Amitai Etzioni, Ph.D., the University Professor and director of the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, on “My Brother’s Keeper: Reflections of a Communitarian.”

All lectures will be held in Brown Hall. Other lectures in the series will begin at 1:10 p.m.

• Oct. 9: Valerie Patton, director of the St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative, will speak on “The Real Business Implications of Affirmative Action.”

• Oct. 30: George Eberle, former president and chief executive officer of Grace Hill, will address “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, president and chief executive officer of SSM Health Care, will talk on “Integrity, Spirit and the Pursuit of Excellence.”

• Dec. 4: Mark Umbreit, Ph.D., executive director of the Center of Restorative Justice and Peacemaking and professor in the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, will present “Restorative Justice: A Road Map for the 21st Century.”

The series is free and open to the public. For more information, call Barbara Levin at 935-6661.