Susan Dieleman, currently assistant professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, has been named as the inaugural holder of the Jarislowsky Chair in Trust and Political Leadership at Lethbridge University.
The position is one of five endowed “Trust and Political Leadership” chairs created at five different universities, created with a CA$10 million donation from businessman Stephen Jarislowsky and CA$10 million from the universities.
The chair holders will help develop
an innovative program of scholarship (teaching, research and experiential learning) that will expand knowledge and training in the ethical practice of politics, fiduciary responsibility and democratic governance… [and] educate the next generation of politicians and public sector leaders in ethics, democratic values and responsible governance within the contexts of Canada’s diverse citizenship, democracy and commitment to meaningful Truth and Reconciliation.
She will be taking up her new position at Lethbridge in July, 2023.