Conversation on Community
Richard Longworth, senior fellow of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and an expert on globalization's impact on the Midwest, spoke with WMUK in Kalamazoo leading up to his participation on the September 11 "Albion Tomorrow" panel discussion.
I have always believed that knowledge of history is essential for compassionate and effective engagement in the world. My recent teaching and scholarship on the Holocaust has opened up my—our—work with students, from the lecture hall and the seminar room to an overgrown Jewish cemetery in Wrocław, Poland. Building a community of memory in Wrocław and Albion has been a labor of learning that teaches the lesson of how knowledge can help repair the world.