Formation of Moral Character and Virtue: The Wisdom of Prevention (11.8.12)


Thomas Lickona, Ph.D., is a developmental psychologist and professor of education at the State University of New York at Cortland, where he founded and directs the Center for the 4th and 5th Rs (Respect and Responsibility).

He has been a visiting professor at Harvard and Boston Universities. A past president of the Association for Moral Education and Board member for the Character Education Partnership, he speaks around the world on fostering moral values and character development.

He has written eight books on character development. His books have been translated into more than a dozen languages. Educating for Character won a Christopher Award for “affirming the highest values of the human spirit.” Dr. Lickona is the recipient of the Character Education Partnership’s “Sandy Award” for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education.


There is no charge to attend the Newman Lectures however donations are greatly appreciated. To make reservations, please contact Nancy Flynn at or 703.416.1441 ext. 127.


Metro: Take the BLUE LINE or the YELLOW LINE and exit at the Crystal City Metro Station. To travel indoors, make a left off the first escalator into the underground tunnel until you arrive at the elevators for 2001 Jefferson Davis Highway. Go to the lobby, look for signs for Newman Lecture. To walk outdoors, come up both Metro escalators, make a right onto Bell Street, walk south one block to 20th Street. Enter at the corner of 20th Street and Jefferson Davis Highway (across from the Crystal City Marriott).

Parking: A number of Crystal City parking garages are free after 4:00pm. Metered parking is available along Jefferson Davis Highway, S. Clark Street and 20th Street.