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2012 MizzouDiversity Summit

What's Civility Got to Do with It? Engaging Effectively in a Diverse Community

Oct. 29-30, 2012 in Memorial Union

The MizzouDiversity Summit brings the campus community together bi-annually to dialogue and plan strategies which help strengthen the MU identity as an environment or culture that values diversity in its many ways and forms. Participants learn of progress made over the course of the past two years, gather information, contribute individual perspectives and be part of a dialogue intended to further our progress toward a more inclusive and welcoming Mizzou.

All members of the MU community (students, faculty, staff, and administrators) who wish to increase associations and expand their influence within the University should consider attending. The event provides opportunities for meaningful discourse with key administrators, presentations with nationally recognized speakers and workshops concerning some general and more specific areas of campus diversity.

David Livingstone Smith


David Livingstone Smith

Director of the New England Institute for Cognitive Science and Evolutionary Studies and author of Less Than Human

Less Than Human? Civility in an Age of Discontent

6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union (North)
Free and open to the public

One of the most acclaimed and far-reaching philosophers today, David Livingstone Smith dispenses universal truths from science and philosophy, particularly ones dealing with why humans—who are capable of incredible acts of kindness—often lie, demean and become violent. A unique thinker, much quoted in the media, Smith strives to appeal to a wide audience without leaving out anything substantial: "My aim is to speak in a manner that is engaging and accessible to the general listener while also having something meaty to offer the specialist."

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