Faculty Keynote: The Ethical Role of the Public University

Professor Bettina Aptheker

Location: Quarry Amphitheater


Bettina Aptheker, distinguished professor and Peggy and Jack Baskin Foundation Presidential Chair for Feminist Studies, will deliver the weekend’s faculty keynote address and this year’s Baskin Ethics Lecture. Aptheker, an alumna herself, created one of the country’s largest and most influential introductory feminist studies courses, taken by more than 16,000 UC Santa Cruz students over the last four decades. Aptheker will talk about the ethical role of the public university and its potential to be a center of courage, insight, and principled rational discourse. Marlene Tromp, Campus Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor will join her in conversation.

The Peggy Downes Baskin Ethics Lecture is made possible by the Peggy Downes Baskin Humanities Endowment for Interdisciplinary Ethics which enables the Humanities Division to promote a dialogue about ethics related challenges in an interdisciplinary setting. The endowment was established by former Feminist Studies faculty Peggy Downes Baskin’s longtime interest in ethical issues across the academic spectrum. The lecture is co-sponsored by The Humanities Institute at UC Santa Cruz. Register today to be part of this compelling discussion!

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Alumni Humanities Lecture

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