Shared Values Initiative "Community Conversations"


"Community Conversations" encourage reflection on the Ohio State Ethos that shapes life and work at The Ohio State University.

Moderator: Professor Winston Thompson
Department of Educational Studies, College of Education and Human Ecology
Department of Philosophy, College of Arts and Sciences (by courtesy)
CEHV Steering Committee member

Upcoming Community Conversations

November 2, 2021: Diversity and Innovation

Zoom, 12-1 PM EDT (register below)

This online conversation will focus on the topic Diversity and Innovation: Shared Values for the Civic Work of Connecting People and Ideas and will feature:

Meira Levinson (Professor of Education at Harvard Graduate School of Education, co-director of the Graduate Fellowship Program at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and Director of the Democratic Knowledge Project)

Levinson and Thompson

The conversation will take place via Zoom from 12-1 PM EDT. It is free and open the public, but registration is required.



Past Community Conversations


March 2021: Excellence and Impact

Our first Community Conversation featured Harry Brighouse (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Winston Thompson (The Ohio State University) speaking on the topic of "Excellence and Impact: Shared Values for a 21st Century Land-Grant University".

"Excellence and Impact" - A conversation with Harry Brighouse and Winston Thompson