Discerning the Common Good

Discerning the Common Good

Date and Time

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.


University Center, Forums A-B

5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110




Join us for a discusion on "Discerning the Common Good in a Time of Economic Flux and Change."

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

USD faculty panel:

  • Bahar Davary, PhD, associate professor, Islamic Studies
  • Mary Doak, PhD, associate professor, Systematic Theology
  • Belinda Lum, PhD, assistant professor, Sociology
  • Necla Tschirgi, PhD, professor, Human Security and Peace Building
  • Lori Watson, PhD, assistant professor, Philosophy; director, Gender Studies Program

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. Colleagues, friends and students are encouraged to attend and classes are most welcome.

For further information please visit the Center for Catholic Thought and Culture website. This event is free and open to the public. No RSVP is required.

Post Contact

Justine Gonzales
(619) 260-7936