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Best-Selling Author Naomi Wolf to Speak at UMBC

‘Beauty Myth’ Author to Discuss “The Changemakers: Ethical Leadership & Real Power” at UMBC Humanities Forum on March 14

Best –selling author Naomi Wolf will give a lecture on ethics and leadership on Wednesday, March 14 at 7 p.m. at UMBC as part of the University’s annual Humanities Forum speaker series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Wolf has written essays for The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour and The New York Times. She is the author of a number of best-selling books including "The Beauty Myth" (1991), which was named one of the most important books of the 20th century by The New York Times.

The lessons Wolf passionately shares raise awareness of society's pervasive inequities and encourage her audiences to voice their concerns, and enact change. In her lecture, Wolf will address ethics and leadership, drawing on models using courage, justice, compassion, and a respect for all to change the world for the better. Her talk will spell out how we can be ethical leaders and make a monumental difference.

Wolf is co-founder of The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, an organization that teaches young women how to become leaders and agents of change in the 21st century.

Wolf will speak Wednesday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Lecture Hall VII, on the first floor of UMBC’s Information Technology and Engineering (ITE) Building. The event is sponsored by the UMBC Center for the Humanities.

Posted: March 12, 2007, 12:00 PM