How does faith inform the work of our civic, academic, and marketplace leaders? What faith-inspired lessons have our key leaders learned throughout their lives and how do they play out in the everyday demands of public engagement?

Dr. Parker Palmer is founder and senior partner emeritus of the Center for Courage & Renewal, a world-renowned writer, speaker, and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality, and social change. He is the author of nine books, most recently Healing the Heart of Democracy. He has a tenth book coming out next year titled, On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old. Parker holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as eleven honorary doctorates. A member of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker), Parker and his wife, Sharon, live in Madison.

* Our event will be moderated by Phil Haslanger, a United Church of Christ minister and former managing editor at The Capital Times.