Category: Event

Discussion on political and economic corruption with author and previous Grawemeyer Award recipient Michael Johnston

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion by author Michael Johnston. The discussion, “Insights into Corruption,” will take place on Friday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – noon at the school’s Chao Auditorium in the Ekstrom Library. More details about the event, which […]

Discussion on the recent Iran nuclear accord with author and previous Grawemeyer Award recipient Trita Parsi

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion by author Dr. Trita Parsi, who won the 2010 Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order for his book “Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the U.S.” The discussion, which is free and […]

Grawemeyer celebration to feature conversation on “Why Civil Resistance Works”

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a conversation on “Why Civil Resistance Works” with two previous award recipients, Erica Chenoweth and Maria Stephan. The program, which is free and open to the public, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 from 10 a.m. […]

Explore “Mysteries of Human Memory” with previous award winners

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the University of Louisville is offering a discussion on “Mysteries of Human Memory” with former Grawemeyer Award in Psychology winners and prominent scientists Elizabeth Loftus, James McGaugh and Lynn Nadel. The event, which is free and open to the public, will consist of short […]

Symposium addresses innovative approaches to education

Innovative approaches to education will be explored as former Grawemeyer Award in Education winners Carol Gilligan, Pasi Sahlberg and Vanessa Siddle Walker—all internationally renowned experts—come together on Oct. 15 to share their thoughts, ideas and research. UofL alumnus and journalist Bob Edwards will moderate the symposium that begins at 5 p.m., Comstock Hall, University of […]

Grawemeyer celebration to feature an exploration of religion and race in America with panel of nationally recognized former Grawemeyer Award recipients

As part of the 30th Anniversary Celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards, the Black Church Studies program of the Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will present “Race, Faith & Community,” an exploration of religion and race in America with presentations by two Grawemeyer Award in Religion winners and two prominent activists. The programs will take place on […]

Grawemeyer celebration tackles weighty topics, invites public to join discussion

Race, corruption, peace, human intelligence—discussion topics planned for the University of Louisville’s 30th anniversary celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards read like themes from an epic movie or novel.   “Those topics are very intentional,” said Charles Leonard, the award program’s executive director. “The Grawemeyer Awards were created to celebrate ideas, and great ideas usually begin […]