Tolerance: Vice or Virtue? Otto H. Selles

Tuesday, 31 Mar 2009 at 8:00 pm – Gallery, Memorial Union

Otto H. Selles will provide an overview of how the concept of tolerance developed in the West, particularly during the Enlightenment, and will examine the place of tolerance in contemporary society, both globally and locally. He is professor of French at Calvin College and has been a member of the Faculty Steering Committee for the Festival of Faith and Writing there. He has also served as chair of the French Department, and directed Calvin College's French study abroad program, based in Grenoble, France. He received his B.A. and M.A. from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, and completed his Ph.D.in 1994 from University of Paris-IV Sorbonne, France. Part of the Areopagus Lectures Series

Cosponsored By:
  • Areopagus Graduate Student Fellowship
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by GSB)