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reparations-town-hall-for-uh.jpgRashawn Ray (University of Maryland) and Richard Epstein (NYU School of Law) will debate the legacy of slavery, racism, and reparations.   

Date: November 4, 2021

Time: 4PM


About the Richard Gelwick Endowed Lecture Series

richard-gelwickThe Richard Gelwick Endowed Lecture Series was created to honor the memory of Dr. Richard Gelwick who dedicated his life to understanding how we could hold together faith and reason, religion and science, to translate love into justice in public life. The annual Gelwick lecture or debate brings to campus nationally-prominent speakers to discuss the importance and meaning of ethics in society.

Read more about Dr. Gelwick.

In Memorium 


Honors & Awards

The Polanyi Society



Gelwick Family Donates $100,000 to Expand Ethics in Society Lecture Series

The Elizabeth D. Rockwell Center on Ethics and Leadership at the University of Houston Hobby School of Public Affairs has received a generous donation for the Richard Gelwick Endowed Lecture Series. Allen Gelwick, son of Rev. Dr. Richard Gelwick, has given $100,000 to further the purpose and reach of the important lecture series. The Gelwick gift will be matched by the Hobby School of Public Affairs for a total contribution of $200,000. Read more.



Sue Collins with the Gelwick Family and Jim Granato