The Olentangy Berlin Humanities Club Lecture Series, cosponsored by the Center for Ethics and Human Values, presents "American Equality" with Ohio State's Professor Amy L. Shuster.
The lecture will take place in-person in the Media Center of Olentangy Berlin High School (3140 Berlin Station Road, Delaware, OH, 43015) at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, November 30.
How should we understand the meaning of equality in the US Declaration of Independence today? While some point to the civil and political subordination of women, slaves, freed persons, the poor, and indigenous peoples at the founding and to this day as reason to think that the document is merely political cover for domination, others have found in it an inspiration to form a more perfect union. We will explore these perspectives.
About the Lecturer
Amy L. Shuster holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Foreign Service at
Georgetown University and a Ph.D. through the Department of Politics at Princeton University. They have taught a variety of courses in political science and philosophy at The University of Minnesota, Virginia Tech, Denison University, and The Ohio State University.
About the Series
In the fall of 2019, the Ohio State Center for Ethics and Human Values launched a partnership with the Humanities Club at the Olentangy Berlin High School to develop an evening lecture series for Olentangy Berlin students as well as members of the general public.After a pause during the COVID-19 pandemic, the lecture series returned to a successful restart in October 2021 with a talk by Ohio State Professor Lisa Shabel on the philosophy of Descartes. Professor Shuster's talk will be the next public lecture in the series, which will also continue in 2022.