A special address to students and skeptical and humanist community leaders by Center for Inquiry founder Paul Kurtz. On July 22, 2008, Dr. Kurtz addressed participants in the Center for Inquiry’s summer Convocation, a leadership development even held each year at the Center’s headquarters, the Center for Inquiry/Transnational in Amherst, New York regarding a wide range of challenges facing the humanist and skeptical movements.
Paul Kurtz is founder and chair emeritus of the Center for Inquiry, the Council for Secular Humanism, and the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry. He is professor of philosophy emeritus at the State University of New York at Buffalo and Editor-in-Chief of Free Inquiry magazine. Sometimes called the “father of secular humanism,” he is the author of essential books in the field including Forbidden Fruit: The Ethics of Secularism, Living without Religion: Eupraxsophy, The Courage to Become, The Transcendental Temptation, and many others.