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MillerComm18-Saller

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum; 600 South Gregory; Urbana IL
Date
Oct 5, 2017   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Richard Saller; Kleinheinz Family Professor of European Studies and Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University
Cost
Free and Open to the Public
E-Mail
cas@cas.illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

Gravitas: Qualities of Leadership

The Latin term gravitas embraces a wide variety of characeristics: 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 sesquicetennial this year?

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