Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence: An Invitation from Interim Provost Joy K. Ward

Case Western Reserve University and the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence annually honor one individual whose actions and influence have greatly improved the condition of humankind.

We invite the local and global community to join us this September as we recognize the contributions and ethical leadership demonstrated by Myroslava Gongadze, journalist and free press and human rights advocate, by awarding her the 2023 Inamori Ethics Prize

When announcing the award earlier this year, President Eric W. Kaler described how Ms. Gongadze’s commitment to upholding justice and ensuring civil liberties—for people in Ukraine and around the world—and her persistent efforts to seek and speak the truth are an inspiration to us all.

We are pleased to recognize Ms. Gongadze with the Inamori Ethics Prize and to have the opportunity to learn from her life and experiences during the prize ceremony, as well as her conversation with our distinguished panelists in the academic symposium.

Both the ceremony and symposium are free and open to the public.

Inamori Ethics Prize Ceremony and Recipient Lecture by Myroslava Gongadze
Sept. 21
We look forward to returning to the Maltz Performing Arts Center at Temple–Tifereth Israel for these events. Shannon E. French, Inamori Professor in Ethics, and I will deliver remarks beginning at 6 p.m., followed by the award presentation to honoree Myroslava Gongadze and her lecture.

Academic Symposium with Myroslava Gongadze and Distinguished Panelists
Sept. 22
Join us in the Thwing Center Excelsior Ballroom as we hear from panelists Myroslava Gongadze; Dan Moulthrop, CEO of The City Club of Cleveland; and Raymond Ku, John Homer Kapp Professor of Law at Case Western Reserve. Events will begin at 1:30 p.m.

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For questions, please contact or 216.368.2579.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Most sincerely,

Joy K. Ward
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President