Tzedek lecturers

2018-19
Chuck Collins,
senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies. “Reversing Wealth Inequality: The Case for Restoring Progressive Taxation and Bringing Wealth Home.” Part of The Common Good series.
2017-18 There was no Tzedek lecture
2016–17
Vijay Gupta
,
LA Philharmonic violinist and founder of Street Symphony. “The Citizen-Artist as Healer” in Eugene and Portland. Part of the Humanities series.
2015–16
Curt Tofteland
, founder and director, Shakespeare Behind Bars. “We Know Who We Are But Not Who We May Be.” in Eugene; “The Villainy You Teach Me: Mercy Seasoned with Justice or Mercy Seasoned with Revenge?” in Portland. Part of the justice series.
2014–15
Susannah Heschel,
Eli Black Professor of Jewish Studies, Dartmouth College.
Ethical Challenges of Scholarship” in Eugene; “Moral Grandeur and Spiritual Audacity: The Life and Legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel” in Portland. Part of the connection series.
2013-14
Victoria Sweet, M.D.
, physician, author, and prize-winning historian Victoria Sweet relates the story of how her twenty years of clinical practice at an almshouse in San Francisco and the study of Hildegard of Bingen have shaped her views on healing and the practice of modern medicine. “God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine.” Part of the vulnerable series.
2012-13
Ira Byock, M.D.
, director of Palliative Medicine, Dartmouth–Hitchcock Medical Center; author of The Four Things That Matter Most (2004), and The Best Care Possible: A Physician’s Quest to Transform Care Through the End of Life (2012). “Mortality, Morality, and the Meaning of Life” in Eugene; “The Best Care Possible Through the End of Life: What it Is and How to Get It” in Portland. Part of the being human | human being series.
2011-12
Stacy Bannerman
, author of When the War Came Home: The Inside Story of Reservists and the Families They Leave Behind. “The War at Home: What America’s Longest War Has Shown Us About Who We Are, and Who We Can Become.” Part of the Conflict series.
2010-11
Van Jones
, human rights pioneer; author of The Green-Collar Economy; served as green jobs advisor for the Obama administration in 2009. “Beyond Green Jobs: The Next American Economy.”
2009-10
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Philosophy, Princeton University; Director of the PEN American Center. “Defending Freedom of Expression in the Written Word” (Eugene) and “A Life of Honor“(Portland)
2008-09.
Edward Tick, psychotherapist. “War and the Soul: Healing Our Veterans, Families, and Communities from the Wounds of War.”(Eugene and Portland)
2006-07
Samantha Power, Anna Lindh Professor of Practice of Global Leadership and Public Policy, Harvard University. “Can Genocide Be Stopped in an Age of Terror?