Two Views of Social Justice: A Catholic/Georgist Dialogue
Venue: The University of Scranton
|Event Date/Time: Jul 24, 2007||End Date/Time: Jul 27, 2007|
|Registration Date: Jul 17, 2007|
|Early Registration Date: Jul 04, 2007|
Among the presenters are University of Pennsylvania Professor John DiIulio, Jr., Ph.D., and Joshua Vincent of the Center for the Study of Economics, Philadelphia, who will discuss neighborhood revitalization. Catholic and Georgist perspectives on immigration will be presented by Rev. William O’Neill, S.J., associate professor of social ethics at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California, and John Beck, Ph.D., professor of economics at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. A comparison of the perspectives on human nature will be presented by the Rev. Joseph Koterski, S.J., associate professor of philosophy at Forham University, N.Y., and James Dawsey, Ph.D., chair of the Religion Department at Emory and Henry College, Virginia. University of Scranton professors presenting at the conference include William Parente, Ph.D., professor of political science, and Brian Benestad, Ph.D., professor of theology. Other presenters will include Alanna Hartzok of the United Nations Land Tools Network, and economist Mason Gaffney, Ph.D., from the University of California, Riverside.
The conference will begin on July 24 with several presentations on local history, including “The Molly Maguires and Catholic Condemnation of Secret Societies” and “Henry George on Coal Mining in Pennsylvania.” The presentations will be held at the Anthracite Heritage Museum and will include a tour of the museum and the Lackawanna Coal Mine. The sessions on July 25 to July 27 will be held in Brennan Hall on the campus of The University of Scranton.