Emory Report
November 24, 2008
Volume 61, Number 13



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November 24
, 2008
Emeriti named Heilbrun fellows

By Charity Crabtree

A Nov. 14 reception honored the 2008-2009 Heilbrun Fellows, Dana Greene and Theodore Weber.

The Alfred Heilbrun Distinguished Research Fellowship Program for Emeritus Faculty in Arts and Sciences supports active and continuing research by retired faculty. Named in honor of Alfred B. Heilbrun Jr., professor emeritus of psychology, the fellowship was funded in 2000 through a gift on his behalf from members of his family.

Greene, dean emerita of Oxford College, spoke about her plans to write a biography of the poet Denise Levertov. Greene plans to use Levertov’s life and work to illuminate 20th century American culture, as well as “the changing role of the woman artist … the alliance between poetry and movements of social protest, and the creation of art which touches the inner life of readers.”

For more than 50 years, Weber, emeritus professor of social ethics, has been studying reconciliation as a political method, and this research project will allow him to finally consolidate his musings and teachings on the subject. He will also elucidate the concept of a “just war,” comparing it in this work with “just peacemaking” and “just policing,” and examining the implications of his stance for international politics.