Hiram College

Dr. Stephen G. Post, author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People, will deliver the keynote address on March 24 at 7:30 p.m.

The eighth annual Bissell Symposium will be held March 24 and 25 on the Hiram College campus. The symposium’s keynote speaker is Case Western Reserve University professor and co-author of Why Good Things Happen to Good People: The Exciting New Research that Proves the Link Between Doing Good and Living a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life, Dr. Stephen G. Post.

Post’s “ten ways of giving” from Why Good Things Happen to Good People are the topic of this year’s Bissell Symposium. The “ten ways” are: celebration, generativity, forgiveness, courage and confrontation, humor, respect, compassion, loyalty, listening, and creativity. All Hiram students, faculty, and staff received free copies of Post’s book to prepare to engage in dialogue during the symposium.

The convocation featuring Post’s keynote is Monday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. Post’s remarks are followed by a dessert reception and book signing. On Tuesday, March 25, Hiram faculty and students will respond to Post’s keynote at 12:30 p.m. Both events are in the Kennedy Center Ballroom on State Route 700 on the Hiram campus, and are open to the public.

Post is professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, as well as senior research scholar at the Becket Institute at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University. Post is serving as president of the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, which focuses on the scientific study of phenomena such as altruism, compassion, and service. He received his Ph.D. in philosophical and religious ethics from the University of Chicago (1983), where he was an elected university fellow, a fellow in the Institute for the Advanced Study of Religion, and a co-preceptor in the Pritzker School of Medicine.

The Howard S. Bissell Chair in Liberal Studies and Professor of Communication Linda Rea is responsible for organizing the annual symposium. For more information, contact her at 330.569.5216 or reall@hiram.edu.