The Center for the Study of Transformative Lives exists to inspire young persons and public audiences through the study of individuals who have made a difference in the world—persons of conscience, creativity, courage, and compassion who have advanced human rights, equality, and personal and societal flourishing. Through teaching, research, and public programming the Center serves as a place to study and honor exemplars from past and present in their context in search of sorely needed wisdom for today and tomorrow.


The Sarah Sweatt Lecture and Discussion

"Mandela at 100: African and American reflections on the making of a moral icon"

Please join us on Tuesday, February 20th for an extraordinary evening with distinguished biographers Xolela Mangcu and Richard Stengel for a discussion on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela.  The evening is presented in partnership with the New York University Biography Seminar.  

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