Global Leaders in Residence Welcomes Jonathan Kozol

The Global Leaders in Residence program extends Webster University’s long-standing commitment to partnerships around the world. Webster University, the Office of Corporate Partnerships and the School of Education welcome acclaimed author and educator Jonathan Kozol. His new book, Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America will be released this August by Crown Publishing.

Jonathan Kozol has received numerous awards for his writing, including the 1968 National Book Award for Death at an Early Age: The Destruction of the Hearts and Minds of Negro Children in the Boston Public Schools, the New England Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award (Finalist 1992) for Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s Schools.

Keynote Address and Book Signing

Keynote address, 5:30 p.m. followed by book signing

Loretto Hilton Center, 130 Edgar Road

Sponsored by The Beatrice and David Kornblum Institute for Teaching Excellence


Event is free, open to the public, and takes place on the home campus of

Webster University, 470 East Lockwood Avenue, St. Louis MO 63119