Gar Alperovitz to Address Xavier's Vision of Hope Speakers Series
March 6, 2008
Gar Alperovitz, political economist and historian, will present his thoughts on what can be done to make global economic systems more fair and just on Monday, April 7, from 7:00-9:00 p.m., in the Conaton Board Room in Schmidt Hall on the University’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. More information is available at 745-3768.
Alperovitz is the Lionel R. Bauman professor of political economy at the University of Maryland. His most recent book is America Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty, and Our Democracy. He is also co-author of Making a Place for Community. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Mother Jones, The Nation, and The Atlantic.
The 2007-2008 Vision of Hope speakers series is based upon the theme, “Five Pillars of a New World Building,” explored in the video “A Vision of Hope” by Benjamin J. Urmston, S.J., director of Peace and Justice Programs at Xavier University. The five pillars focused on in the video are a Global Ethic, Economic Democracy, Human Rights, Non-violence and Democratic World Order.
Xavier follows the Catholic, Jesuit tradition of the sharing of ideas and promotion of dialogue and discussion on matters of peace and justice.