Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at PSU presents Zak Stein Sept. 18

September 13th, 2013 by Lynn

PLYMOUTH — The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series at Plymouth State University will present Zak Stein, speaking on “Ethics and the New Education: Testing, Pills and the Future of School” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Smith Recital Hall at the Silver Center for the Arts.

The theme for this year’s Sidore Lecture Series is “Whatever Happened to Ethics.” The Sidore Series suggests that, “from hunger and the financial crisis in the U.S. and abroad to global warming, there is an ethical component to our failure in dealing with these issues.” Series speakers will discuss the ethical and moral expressions of the problems of today, and potential solutions.

Stein will explore trends in educationally oriented psychopharmacology, large-scale standardized testing, and how educating children requires a more holistic and human approach. He is an award-winning scholar and researcher who focuses on issues related to human development and the philosophy of education.

Zak Stein

Stein is the editor for Mind, Brain, and Education, and has been published in several journals. He has presented at dozens of professional conferences and held teaching appointments at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and John F. Kennedy University. Stein currently teaches through Lectica, Inc., and at Harvard.

The next speaker in the series will be political activist Medea Benjamin, Oct. 9, speaking on “The Obama Administration’s Use of Drones.”

The Saul O Sidore Lecture Series was established at PSU in 1979 to bring a variety of speakers to the university each year to address the critical political, social and cultural issues and events of our time.

Free tickets are available at the Silver Center Box Office, 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869.

General information about events at PSU is available at ThisWeek@ PSU, http://thisweek.blogs.plymouth.edu.

Featured in Plymouth Magazine

Example Image

PSU Collaboration Leads to Emmy

When Trish Lindberg was a 17-year-old musician, artist, and actor, her mother—a teacher herself—told her she would make a great teacher. Lindberg looked her mother right in the eye and said, “I will never be a teacher!” Mother Knows Best Decades later, Lindberg, now a Carnegie Foundation NH Professor of the Year, a recipient of [...]

Example Image

Teaming Up for Service

There’s more to PSU’s student-athletes than excellent grades and athletic prowess. There’s a desire to make a difference in the world. Plymouth State men’s hockey coach Craig Russell ’09 encourages his team to serve as often as possible. Through the nonprofit organization Team IMPACT, which pairs children with life-threatening or chronic illness with local college [...]

Example Image

Faculty Forum: Filiz Otucu on Democracy and the Middle East

Filiz Otucu is a professor of political science and specializes in international relations, Middle Eastern politics, and the United Nations. A native of Turkey, she earned her MA at the University of Central Oklahoma, and her PhD from the University of Kentucky. Otucu teaches courses on politics and conflict in the Middle East, terrorism and [...]