Harvard professor to present lecture on educational issues

March 03, 2002

Professor David Carrasco of Harvard University will present the 2002 Honors Program Lecture at 8 p.m. Tuesday in McDaniel Lounge at Western Maryland College.

The lecture, "Education for Liberation: God, Cornel West and Latinos at Harvard University," is free. Carrasco, a 1967 graduate of Western Maryland College, will discuss the educational vision of African-American philosopher of religion Cornel West, also a Harvard professor. He also will address the recent confrontation between West and Harvard President Lawrence H. Summers.

Carrasco, who writes and lectures on Mesoamerican cities and religions; Latin American religions; and Latino cultures, arts and religion, is Harvard's Neil L. Rudenstine Professor of the Study of Latin America.

He earned his doctorate from the University of Chicago. He is the editor of the three-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures and director of the Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project.

Information: 410-857-2290.

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