Batalden Seminar explores civic engagement, global citizenship

batalden_pickExploring how people throughout the globe have improved their lives through civic engagement is the focus of the Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics. Susan E. Pick, professor of psychology at the National University of Mexico, will speak at 10 a.m., Wednesday, February 20 in Hoversten Chapel.

Pick’s lecture, “I want to, I can: Development Programs Step-by-Step Using the Human Capabilities Approach,” will focus on the Yo quiero, yo puedo (I want to, I can) development programs, which have reached more than 19 million people in Mexico and another 14 countries, most of them in Latin America.

She was chosen as the Batalden Seminar speaker based upon her insight as an academic and an activist. Continue reading “Batalden Seminar explores civic engagement, global citizenship”

Batalden Seminar features Mexican writer, activist

bataldenThe 2010 Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics will feature Gustavo Esteva, a writer and activist who is also the founder of the Universidad de la Tierra in the Mexican city of Oaxaca. Esteva will speak Friday and Saturday in the Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center.

[From www.gustavoesteva.com] Gustavo is an independent writer, a grassroots activist, and a deprofessionalized intellectual. He works both independently and in conjunction with a variety of Mexican NGOs and grassroots organizations and communities. He has been a key figure in founding several Mexican, Latin American and International NGOs and networks. Continue reading “Batalden Seminar features Mexican writer, activist”

Batalden lectures explore who we are and how we live

bataldenMassive changes to the planet at human hands require that we think anew about who we are and how we are to live. Cosmological, psychological, political-economic, and spiritual elements will all come into play. How might Christianity, in its newfound ecological phase, help us rethink who we are (talking the walk) and how we are to live (walking the talk)?

The 2009 Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics will be feature Professor Larry Rasmussen, former Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary.

Rasmussen was at Union Theological Seminary from 1986 to 2004. Prior to that he was professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary and assistant professor of religion at St. Olaf College. He has served as a visiting professor at the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and at St. Olaf College. Continue reading “Batalden lectures explore who we are and how we live”

Dr. Robin Lovin to speak in Convocation, seminars

lovinDr. Robin Lovin will present “Reinhold Niebuhr for the 21st Century: Christian

Realism and the New Realities” at the annual Batalden Seminar in Applied Ethics. The series of events, to be held, Feb. 28 – March 1, is part of the 2007-2008  Convocation Series “Many Voices Bold Vision.”

Dr. Robin Lovin is a Cary Maguire University professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He joined the SMU faculty in July 1994 and served as dean of Perkins School of Theology from 1994-2002. From 1991-1994, Lovin was dean at the Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. His teaching career includes service as an instructor at Candler School of Theology of Emory University and 13 years as a faculty member at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago. He is a graduate of Northwestern University (B.A.) and Harvard University (B.D. and Ph.D). He is an ordained minister of The United Methodist Church. Continue reading “Dr. Robin Lovin to speak in Convocation, seminars”