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Kamm Lecture to Examine Higher Education and Civic Leadership

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Oklahoma State University College of Education will welcome Dr. Harry Boyte, co-director of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at Augsburg College, as the speaker for the 2017 Dr. Harry BoyteRobert B. Kamm Distinguished Lecture in Higher Education on Tuesday, February 21. Boyte’s address is entitled “Educating the Citizen Professional: Higher Education and the Future of Civic Leadership.” The 25th edition of the Kamm Lecture begins at 10:30 a.m. in Willard Hall room 010 and will be streamed live on

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Boyte founded the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship at the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs more than two decades ago and he continues as a senior fellow and graduate faculty member at the institute. Boyte is an architect of the Center for Democracy and Citizenship’s public work approach to civic engagement and democracy, a conceptual framework of citizenship that has gained worldwide recognition for its theoretical innovations and its practical effective­ness in translating lessons from community organizing into institutional and professional change. He is the author of nine books on citizenship, democracy, and community organizing. In the 1960s, he worked for the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. as a field secretary with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in the Civil Rights Movement.

2017 Robert B. Kamm Lecture in Higher EducationThe Kamm Lecture is named for Robert B. Kamm, Oklahoma State University President from 1966-1977, who served the university for more than 45 years. Annually, this event serves as a policy-impacting lecture that brings higher education leaders, private and public sector leaders together to examine important issues in higher education.

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The 2017 Kamm Lecture is part of OSU’s Research Week, February 20-24, featuring a variety of speakers, symposiums, performances and presentations aimed at highlighting the impact of research and creative activity at Oklahoma State University.  A complete list of events is available at