Isabel Wilkerson Lecture
On Thursday, May 6, the School of Education this year will host the Inaugural William H. Hedeman Lecture.
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Humanities Medal, has become a leading figure in narrative nonfiction and an impassioned voice for demonstrating how history can help us understand ourselves, our country, and our current era of upheaval. Her bestselling book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents, examines the unspoken system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.
The online lecture will be followed by a Q&A moderated by School of Education Dean Christopher Morphew.
The William H. Hedeman Lecture Series is made possible through the generosity of Elizabeth N. Hedeman and provides an annual program addressing the important topic of negotiation and related concepts. This lectureship honors the legacy of Mr. Hedeman, a skilled negotiator who taught negotiations for many years at the Johns Hopkins University McCoy College and served as director of procurement for the Bendix Corporation, later known as the Raytheon Company.