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MillerComm2018 lecture - Richard Saller, Stanford University: "Gravitas: Qualities of Leadership"

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Center for Advanced Study (CAS). Hosted by Dept. of History and Dept. of the Classics. In conjunction with: College of Business; College of Law; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Dept. of Anthropology; Dept. of Computer Science; Dept. of Economics; Dept. of Mathematics; Program in Medieval Studies; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics; Spurlock Museum
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana
Oct 5, 2017   4:00 pm  
Richard Saller, Professor of European Studies and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Free and open to the public.
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School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

The Latin term "gravitas" embraces a wide variety of characteristics: the capacity to be worthy of honor and esteem, political responsibility and accountability, social rank, the attainments of grandeur and office. In our current political and cultural climate, when traditional leadership roles are being challenged or redefined, what can we learn from the Romans' own understanding of leadership and its attributes? And how can we extend that understanding in ways suitable to our own multicultural, multi-ethnic society, in which women play powerful (if still contested and hard-won) roles? Indeed, how do we exercise leadership as citizens and as members of this prominent land-grant university, celebrating its proud sesquicentennial this academic year?

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