Spring lecture series continues to 'reTHINK' big ideas
The University of Louisville’s McConnell Center has extended its reTHINK series of public talks aimed at getting people to reconsider basic ideas about America.
All of the four lectures this spring are free and begin at 6 p.m. The lectures will typically last for one hour, while the Feb. 7 debate is expected to be 90 minutes. Topics, speakers, locations and dates are:
- • “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.
The nonpartisan McConnell Center, created at UofL in 1991, prepares Kentucky’s top college undergraduate students to become future leaders and offers civic education programs for teachers, students and the general public.