About the Book
Synopsis: The contributors to this book address the theme of educating ethical leaders for the twenty-first century. They represent a wide range of fields, including philosophy, theology, law, science, and medicine. They all share the belief, however, that ethical leadership education is necessary in order to provide the next generation of leaders with the tools that they will need to successfully navigate the challenges of today and of the coming decades. These essays identify significant issues and challenges confronting leaders, students, and educators from many different backgrounds, cultures, and communities, who must negotiate the difficult matters of tolerance, respect, and appreciation of difference; and the development of ethical student leaders and educators within specific environments, who will promote habits and practices that create communities of discourse and practice that address the challenges of diversity and culture. Contributors: Derek Bell Walter Earl Fluker Shirley Ann Jackson James A. Joseph Melvinia King Preston King Bryant Marks Walter E. Massey David Satcher Tavis Smiley Endorsements: "Educating Ethical Leaders for the Twenty-First Century is a prescient collection of essays written by distinguished leaders in academia, law, medicine, and contemporary culture. The essayists provide thoughtful and challenging examples of ethical dilemmas facing leaders and communities in the decades ahead. It is fascinating and a privilege to watch as these notable leaders grapple with the 'issues of integrity, empathy, and hope as moral indices for ethical leadership.' A must-read for anyone preparing for or exercising leadership in the twenty-first century." --Debra Harden, Professional Development Director, Georgia School Superintendents Association Author Biography: Walter Earl Fluker is the Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Ethical Leadership and the editor of The Howard Thurman Papers Project at Boston University School of Theology. He is author of Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility, and Community (2009) and editor of The Papers of Howard Washington Thurman, Volume 1: My People Need Me (2009) and Volume 2, "Christian, Who Calls Me Christian?" (2012).