Dr. Maya Angelou—the first Reynolds Professor at Wake Forest University, internationally lauded author, educator, civil-rights voice, and U.S. Poet Laureate—will be the inaugural speaker for the Case Western Reserve University School of Law's CISCDR Maya Angelou Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture on Thursday, November 9, at Amasa Stone Chapel, 10940 Euclid Ave., on the Case campus. Dr. Angelou's lecture will begin at 4:30 p.m.
CISCDR (pronounced "sister") is the acronym for Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Conflict and Dispute Resolution. The Center grew out of interdisciplinary study conducted for the past five years by CISCDR Director and Law Professor Calvin Sharpe on the nature, causes and solutions to conflict in human social interactions.
Launched in April 2005, CISCDR's programming includes three distinguished lectures each year: the CISCDR Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence Lecture (legal scholar-Fall), the CISCDR Distinguished Visitor Lecture (legal practitioner-Spring), and the CISCDR Maya Angelou Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture (conflict scholar outside the legal profession-Fall or Spring).
"Dr. Maya Angelou, a renaissance woman whose civil rights activism, legendary wisdom and creativity embody an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary issues, promises to raise us all to a higher level of consciousness of the human potential—our own, and that of the people we are committed to serving—as well as to reinforce our commitments to achieving that potential," says CISCDR Director Calvin Sharpe.
Advance purchase tickets are $20 and are available by calling 216-691-6502. If available, tickets will also be sold at the door the day of the lecture. Parking will be available in the Veale Center garage (lot number 53), adjacent to the Veale Athletics and Recreation Center at Adelbert Road and Circle Drive. Directions to campus may be found at: http://www.case.edu/visit/map/dir.html.
Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.