F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture

The 2021 F. Joseph Callahan Distinguished Lecture at Case Western Reserve University was presented by compassion researcher, author, and psychology professor Dacher Keltner. 

The virtual lecture was held Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:00 PM as part of the Think Forum series.

Introduced in 2005 as the Distinguished Lecture Series, this annual event engages the Greater Cleveland community in discourse on important topics of our time. In 2010, the event was named in honor of Francis Joseph Callahan Jr., local business leader, philanthropist and chairman emeritus of Swagelok, a leading fluid system manufacturer headquartered in Solon, Ohio.

Previous speakers include noted Harvard University psychologist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker; Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond; Kay Redfield Jamison, an international authority on mood disorders; New York Times best-selling authors Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband; acclaimed professor, cultural critic, author and filmmaker Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; New Yorker writer and Harvard professor Jill Lepore; and literary scholar and writer Viet Thanh Nguyen.‌