When6:00 pm to 7:30 pm, May 7, 2014
LocationPaul Brest Hall
555 Salvatierra Walk, Stanford, CA, United States
In this dialogue CCARE’s founder and director, Dr. James Doty, will ask Dean Scotty McLennan about his life’s work and what role compassion may have played. This event is an hour-long dialogue followed by questions from the audience. Registration is required for access to seating before the event starts. The talk will be recorded and posted to CCARE’s YouTube Channel and website several weeks after the event.
Scotty McLennan is the Dean for Religious Life at Stanford. His duties include providing spiritual, moral, and ethical leadership for the university as a whole, teaching, encouraging a wide spectrum of religious traditions on campus, serving as the minister of Memorial Church, and engaging in public service.
McLennan received a B.A. from Yale University in 1970 as a Scholar of the House working in the area of computers and the mind. He received M.Div. and J.D. degrees from Harvard Divinity and Law Schools in 1975. In 1975 he was ordained to the ministry (Unitarian Universalist) and admitted to the Massachusetts bar as an attorney.
He has taught undergraduate courses through the Ethics in Society Program (“Ethics and the Professions” and “The Meaning of Life”) and Urban Studies, with the associate deans for religious life (“Spirituality and Nonviolent Social Transformation”). He has taught graduate and professional classes through the Masters of Liberal Arts Program (“The Meaning of Life”), the Graduate School of Business (“The Business World: Moral and Spiritual Inquiry Through Literature”), and the Continuing Studies Program (“Exploring Liberal Christianity”). His primary research interests are in the interface of religion, ethics and the professions.
Dean McLennan is the author of Finding Your Religion: When the Faith You Grew Up With Has Lost Its Meaning (HarperSanFrancisco, 1999) and Jesus Was a Liberal: Reclaiming Christianity for All (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009); he is co-author of Church on Sunday, Work on Monday: The Challenge of Fusing Christian Values With Business Life (Jossey-Bass, 2001).