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2017 Ware Lecture

Dr. Jonathan Haidt


7:30 pm, Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Leffler Chapel and Performance Center, Elizabethtown College

Jonathan HaidtJonathan David Haidt is a social psychologist and Professor of Ethical Leadership at New York University's Stern School of Business. His academic specialization is the psychology of morality and the moral emotions.
He is the author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion and The Happiness Hypothesis. A book signing will follow the lecture.

Jonathan Haidt earned his BA from Yale University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He has conducted extensive research on morality and how it can vary across cultures. He is the co-developer of the Moral Foundations Theory, stating that there are certain universal themes of morality that every culture shares and builds upon. Recently, Dr. Haidt has written about global citizenship and the rise of political strife.

The Ware Lecture is open to the public.  Tickets are required, but are free by reservation.  (The reservation hotline will become available in February, 2017.)

The Ware Lecture is made possible by the generosity of Judy S. '68 and Paul W. Ware.


Past Ware Lectures

Since 2007, the Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking has brought many global leaders to campus for the Ware Lecture on Peacemaking:

  • 2016 - Kim Phuc, Vietnam War survivor, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, founder of the Kim Phuc Foundation International
  • 2015 - Nicholas Kristof, Pulitzer Prize-Winning New York Times Columnist
  • 2014 - Tawakkol Karman, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • 2013 - Leymah Gbowee, 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • 2012 - Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of Grameen Bank
  • 2011 - Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and founder of the Association for Support of Children's Rights in Iran
  • 2010 - Terry Waite, founder of Hostage UK and Y Care International, and U.K. Ambassador for the Freeplay Foundation
  • 2009 - Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and chairman of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • 2008 - F.W. de Klerk, Nobel Peace Prize recipient and former president of South Africa
  • 2007 - Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and chair of Realizing Rights: The Ethical Global Initiative
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