Public Leadership and Moral Courage

PADM-GP.2196, 4 points.

Semester: Fall

Courses

What's the trouble with groupthink? When should you stand up to orthodoxy in your community? How do you deal with the inevitable backlash? Why does it matter to speak about truth in an era of cultural, religious and ethnic diversity? Above all, what does it mean to exercise moral courage, which Robert F. Kennedy called the "essential quality" needed to change the world?

Such ambitious questions will be explored in Public Leadership and Moral Courage. This course is part of the Moral Courage Project, which aims to challenge intellectual conformity and self-censorship so that individual talent can be discovered, developed, and deployed. We will be equipping you to create impact.

In that spirit, Public Leadership and Moral Courage will draw lessons from heretics throughout history. Along the way, students will be mentored sand sometimes pushed to practice moral courage in their own lives. This course aspires to produce leaders and not just study them.

Such ambitious questions will be explored in Public Leadership and Moral Courage. This course is part of the Moral Courage Project, which aims to challenge intellectual conformity and self-censorship so that individual talent can be discovered, developed and applied to building more honest communities.

In that spirit, Public Leadership and Moral Courage will draw lessons from heretics throughout history. Along the way, students will be mentored and sometimes pushed to practice moral courage in their own lives. This course aims to produce leaders and not just study them.



Prerequisites:

None

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Spring 2014Irshad ManjiSyllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Spring 2011Manji, IrshadEvaluation
Fall 2008Manji, IrshadEvaluation
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Instructors:
Manji, Irshad

Weekly Schedule:
Tue Thu - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Session Dates:
01/06/2015 to 01/22/2015

Location:
Bldg:194M Room:210