Ethics, Leadership & Community 2012-2013 Lecture Series at Alvernia University
Join us for an afternoon or evening of conversation and discussion on topics of national importance.
Alvernia University's 2012-2013 Ethics, Leadership & Community Lecture Series is sponsored by the Holleran Center for Community Engagement and the O'Pake Institute for Ethics, Leadership, & Public Service. For more information, please contact the Holleran Center by phone at 610-790-1925 or by e-mail.
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2012-2013 Ethics, Leadership & Community Lecture Series Schedule
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 7:00 pm - Hesburgh Lecture - Global Issues and Catholic Social TeachingMcGlinn Conference Center (formerly the Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center)
Globalization, while seen as a powerful force for economic growth, is also replete with social and economic conflicts among peoples and nations. This lecture, by Dr. Kwan Kim, Professor of Economics at Notre Dame University, addresses the structural contradictions and inequities in the contemporary global economy. Globalization-linked social concerns include sweatshops, world energy and environmental crisis, drugs and human trafficking, worker rights, and principles of human dignity, the common good, and the preferential option for the poor. It serves not only as an amoral imperative but also as an economic imperative for the development of a sustainable global economy.
Dr. Kim's research interest lies in development studies and international economics with geographical focus on East Asia, Latin America, and Africa. He has received many research awards from grant foundations and merit citations from professional societies. Most recently, he was a recipient of the 2010 International Peace Prize from the American Biographical Institute. His recent collaborative work with Chinese colleagues focuses on the global environmental and developmental impacts of China's fossil-fuel energy and intensive resource-use system.
This lecture is co-sponsored by the Notre Dame Club of Reading.
Directions to the McGlinn Conference Center (formerly the Bernardine Franciscan Conference Center)
From Route 422 turn onto Lancaster Avenue (222 South). Move into the left lane. At the second light (Queen City Restaurant is on the corner) turn left onto Route 10 (Morgantown Road). Travel approximately 0.7 mile to Upland Avenue. Turn right and follow Upland Avenue through three stop signs and over a small bridge. Turn left onto Saint Bernardine Street and proceed one block to stop sign. Proceed through stop sign. The entrance to the Sacred Heart Convent and the Conference Center is immediately ahead on the right.
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