reTHINK 'Big': Liberals, Conservatives and the Search for Humane Scale

UofL political scientist David Imbroscio will moderate a discussion between Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law at the University of Richmond, and Mark Mitchell, chair of the government department at Patrick Henry College.

UofL political scientist David Imbroscio will moderate a discussion between Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law at the University of Richmond, and Mark Mitchell, chair of the government department at Patrick Henry College.

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In an age of big governments, big corporations and big farms, there are increasing calls for citizens to support local food movements, local business and smaller governments.

UofL political scientist David Imbroscio will moderate a discussion on the search for "humane scale." Discussants include Thad Williamson, associate professor of leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law at the University of Richmond, and Mark Mitchell, chair of the government department at Patrick Henry College. Questions and feedback from the audience are encouraged.

The event is part of the McConnell Center's 2012-13 "reTHINK" free and public lecture series.

About Thad Williamson (University of Richmond)

A sought-after professor and civic activist, Thad Williamson's research focuses on urban politics and sprawl, community economic development, politics in the city of Richmond and sports, justice and ethics. He serves on the Mayor’s Anti-Poverty Commission and on the Richmond Regional Economic Development Strategy Committee. Additionally, he is involved in several grassroots organizations in the Richmond area.

His latest books include Property-Owning Democracy: Rawls and BeyondLeadership and Global Justice, Sprawl, Justice, and Citizenship: The Civic Costs of the American Way of Life;and Making a Place for Community: Local Democracy in a Global Era (co-edited with David Imbroscio).

About Mark Mitchell (Patrick Henry College)

Mark Mitchell's research interests include modern and contemporary political theory, conservative political thought, political implications of science and technology and political themes in literature.

Mitchell is the author Michael Polanyi: The Art of Knowing and The Politics of Gratitude: Scale, Place, and Community in a Global Age. He is co-editor of The Humane Vision of Wendell Berry. While on sabbatical at Princeton University in 2008-09, Mitchell, along with Jeremy Beer, launched Front Porch Republic, a website dedicated to political decentralism, economic localism and cultural regionalism.

About David Imbroscio (University of Louisville)

David Imbroscio is a political science professor and director of the PhD program in the urban and public affairs department at the University of Louisville. He is author or editor of six books, including Urban America Reconsidered: Alternatives for Governance and Policy. Imbroscio, author of 35 scholarly articles or academic book chapters, currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Urban Affairs.