Frances G. Harpst Center for Catholic Thought and Culture

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Discerning the Common Good in a Time of Economic Flux and Change

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Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

UC Forum AB

Keynote Speakers:

Denys Horgan, San Diego Catholic Worker Movement and Editor,  San Diego Catholic Worker

Stephen J.  Conroy, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, USD School of Business Administration

And a panel of USD Faculty:

  • Bahar Davary, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Mary Doak, Ph.D., Professor, Theology and Religious Studies
  • Belinda Lum, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sociology
  • Necla Tschirgi, Ph.D., Professor, Human Security and Peace Building
  • Lori Watson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Despite the considerable federal collectivist activities to try and halt the economic downturn, the debates that were raised in the recent election campaigns, particularly with the emergence of groups such as the Tea Party movement suggest that across the state and country alike tensions are re-emerging in relation to the sense of what constitutes the ‘common good’ for our communities and wider society. But the Common Good is a cornerstone of Catholic Social Thought and Practice and is found in analogous forms in the other major world faiths. How should such traditions respond to recent developments? You are warmly invited to an evening where these and related issues will be addressed in a roundtable panel discussion.

Sponsored by the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture and the School of Business Administration