Markkula Center of Applied Ethics

Cultural Relativism and Ethics Seminar Brings Scholars to Santa Clara

Renato Rosaldo, author of the forthcoming book Cultural Citizenship and Educational Democracy (Beacon Press), will be the first speaker in the 1999­2000 Markkula Seminar Series on Cultural Relativism and Ethics. His talk, Cultural Relativism and Committed Anthropology, is open to the public and will take place Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. in the Williman Room of the Benson Memorial Center at Santa Clara University.

Rosaldo is the Lucie Stern Professor in anthropology at Stanford University. His work has included research on migrant labor in Ecuador and Peru, ritual in Mexico, and Ilongot headhunting in the Philippines. His book Culture and Truth: The Remaking of Social Analysis won the American Educational Studies Critics' Choice Award in 1991.

Other speakers in the series include Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University Gilbert Harman (Jan. 6) and Professor of Comparative Literature at Stanford University Richard Rorty (Feb. 3). For more information, contact the Ethics Center at 408-554-5319.