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McConnell Center extends reTHINK series

by Cindy Hess, communications and marketing last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:59 AM

What are your basic ideas about America? The McConnell Center is asking people to rethink theirs and is extending its reTHINK series of public talks starting Jan. 17.

Admission to all four is free. Here is the schedule:

  • “reTHINK Federalism: Is Our Constitution Upside-Down?,” Michael Greve, professor, George Mason University School of Law, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium, Jan. 17.
  • “reTHINK ‘Big’: Liberals, Conservatives and the Search for Humane Scale,” UofL political scientist David Imbroscio will moderate a debate between Thad Williamson, leadership studies and philosophy, politics, economics and law associate professor, University of Richmond, and Mark Mitchell, government professor, Patrick Henry College, Bingham Humanities Building, Room 205, Feb. 7.
  • “reTHINK Capitalism and Equality: Reconciling the Moral Balance Sheet of Capitalism,” James Otteson, philosophy and economics professor, Yeshiva University, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium, Feb. 28.
  • “reTHINK Liberalism: Luck, Responsibility and Markets,” Jeff Spinner-Halev, political ethics professor, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Bingham Humanities Building, Room 205, April 11.

“We hope these talks will encourage people to take a fresh look at some major assumptions guiding America in the 21st century,” said Gary Gregg, McConnell Center director.

Each talk begins at 6 p.m. and typically will last for one hour. The Feb. 7 debate, however, is expected to be 90 minutes. All venues are on Belknap Campus (see map).

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