Grawemeyer celebration tackles weighty topics, invites public to join discussion


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Race, corruption, peace, human intelligence—discussion topics planned for the University of Louisville’s 30th anniversary celebration of the Grawemeyer Awards read like themes from an epic movie or novel.

    “Those topics are very intentional,” said Charles Leonard, the award program’s executive director. “The Grawemeyer Awards were created to celebrate ideas, and great ideas usually begin with great conversations.”

    Leonard says he hopes the public will take part in the conversations, which begin Sept. 29 and continue into mid-November. Most of the talks feature past Grawemeyer Award winners. The discussions are free and open to the public and include: