America’s Escalating Outrage: Why Is it Happening, What Does it Do to Colleges and How can We Reverse It?
Jonathan Haidt will give a lecture at Arizona State University this November to the “Free Speech and Intellectual Diversity in Higher Education and American Society” lecture series. This series is sponsored and organized the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership, a JMC partner program.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 • 5:00 PM
Student Pavilion, Senita Ballroom, Tempe Campus
Arizona State University
Haidt is the Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He is best known for his best-selling book, “The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion.” Haidt is a social psychologist whose research focuses on morality, its emotional foundations, cultural variations and developmental course. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Yale University in 1985 and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. He taught at the University of Virginia from 1995 until 2011.
Haidt is also working on increasing viewpoint diversity in higher education through the creation of Heterodox Academy, a new collaborative project centered around the recognition of a growing problem: the loss or lack of “viewpoint diversity.” When nearly everyone in a field shares the same political orientation, certain ideas become orthodoxy, dissent is discouraged and errors can go unchallenged. To reverse this process, Haidt and a group of diverse scholars have come together to advocate for a more intellectually diverse and heterodox academy.
Haidt is currently writing two books: “Misguided Minds,” with Greg Lukianoff, and “Three Stories About Capitalism: The Moral Psychology of Economic Life.
For more information, contact Melissa Castle-Kirincic.