Rushworth Kidder to Claremont McKenna College. Mr.
Kidder first visited the Ath in October 1989 as part of the
Soviet Union series. Currently, he is on leave of absence
from The Christian Science Monitor, where as a senior
columnist he writes the paper's weekly "perspective"
column on social issues and trends. In June 1990 he set
up an ethics think-tank. The Institute for Global Ethics,
a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of
ethics in an international context.
Mr. Kidder and a network of journalists and academicians from around the world are tracking shifts in values
on an international scale. Some of the value-centered
issues the institute will be focusing upon are corruption
in Mexico, Japanese attitudes towards the work ethic,
and the changing role of women in the Islamic world.
Mr. Kidder spent time as a professor of English at
Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas, before
joining The Monitor. He is also the author of two books
on literature: Dylan Thomas: The Country of the Spirit (1973) and
E.E. Cummings: An Introduction to the Poetry (1979). His latest
book, An Agenda for the 21st Century (1987), grew out of a
Monitor series for which he interviewed 22 leading
thinkers around the world.
In conjunction with his research with The Institute for
Global Ethics, he is writing a book titled Global Ethics:
Common Values for a Shrinking World. Mr. Kidder's
address is the last in a series entitled, "Ethics in the
1990s" which has been sponsored during the spring
semester by the Salvatori Center of Claremont McKenna
College. Please use the reservation form to sign up for
the reception and dinner prior to the 7:00 address.