Special Events

Please join us for the 23rd Annual Edgar W. Couper Lecture Series...

"Hot and Bothered: How Globalization Stymied Sex Education"

Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman  

When: Friday May 1st, 2015   
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Location: Presentation Room, New Admissions Center, RM 189 (Next to the University Union. Follow campus signs.)

*Hors-d'oeuvres, refreshments, and book signing in the President's Reception Room in the Anderson Center immediately following the lecture. Several of Dr. Zimmerman's books will be available for purchase (major credit cards and cash accepted).

We are pleased to announce the 2015 Couper Lecture by Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman, Professor of Education and History at The Steinhardt School, New York University and leading historian of our educational "culture wars". Professor Zimmerman will present on the 20th century movement of people and ideas across nations that made sex education into a subject without a home.
Dr. Zimmerman's research has focused on the ways that state schools shape citizens and cultures in the 20th century. He is currently working on two books: a global history of sex education and a history of academic freedom in American public schools. Zimmerman is co-editor of two book series: "American Institutions and Society" (Cornell University Press) and "History and Philosophy of Education" (University of Chicago Press). He is featured on a bi-monthly radio show, "That's History," on Philadelphia's National Public Radio affiliate. He has also authored more than 300 op-ed pieces in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and other major newspapers and magazines.

Some recent op-eds include: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/09/opinion/the-worlds-problem-with-sex-ed.html?_r=1 and http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/Will-Apple-CEO-s-coming-out-change-global-views-5867351.php

This special event brings together the Binghamton University community, alumni, students, and GSE community supporters giving us a wonderful opportunity to honor the Couper family's contributions to the intellectual life of Binghamton University's Graduate School of Education.

Please direct questions to the GSE Dean's Secretary, Shawne Hartnett, at 607-777-7329 or shartnet@binghamton.edu.

The Couper Lecture series is funded by The Edgar W. Couper Endowment Fund for Educational Excellence

Last Updated: 4/6/15