Author Paul Loeb to Speak on Social Involvement at Dalton State
Paul Loeb, a champion for social involvement and author of five books on the topic of civic engagement, will present a free lecture Wednesday, April 13 at Dalton State College.
Loeb is author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times which has more than 100,000 copies in print, as well as The Impossible Will Take a Little While: A Citizen’s Guide to Hope in a Time of Fear which ranked as the number three political book of the year by the History Channel and the American Book Association.
In addition, Loeb has penned Generation at the Crossroads: Apathy and Action on the American Campus; Nuclear Culture; and Hope in Hard Times.
Loeb has written extensively on the topic of social involvement for The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, AARP Bulletin, Boston Globe, Psychology Today, Utne Reader, Redbook, Parents, Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, Salon, The Village Voice, Naitonal Catholic Reporter, Chronicle of Higher Education, and The International Herald Tribune.
He has been interviewed on CNN, NPR, PBS, C-SPAN, NBC, the BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, American Urban Radio, Voice of America, and national German and Australian radio.
Loeb has lectured on more than 400 college campuses and at numerous national conferences. It was his January 2002 presentation at the annual provosts’ conference of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (of which Dalton State is a member) that helped inspire what is now a 200-campus American Democracy Project.
He is also credited with working with Campus Compact to create and coordinate the Campus Election Engagement Project which helps colleges and universities in 15 states and engages their students in the election process.
Loeb participated in the Department of Education’s 2011 roundtable on higher education and civic engagement, is an affiliate scholar at Seattle’s Center for Ethical Leadership and blogs regularly for The Huffington Post.
The free lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. in Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall; seating is first-come, first-served. Books will be available for sale and for signing; Loeb appears courtesy of Dalton State’s Office of Student Life.