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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”

Series examines youth involvement in social change movements

bataldenBeginning this spring, Augsburg will host a series of speakers, courses, and travel experiences relating to the political changes in Egypt that tie in with Augsburg’s civic mission.

The first of these opportunities is the Batalden Symposium on Applied Ethics which will feature three members of the EYouth (Engaging and Empowering Egyptian Youth) project. The lecture on Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 a.m., is free and open to the public.

Said Joe Underhill, professor of political science and adviser for Augsburg’s Model UN course, “We are hoping these events will provide students with a rich and inter-related set of learning experiences that will inspire and empower our students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders.” Continue reading “Series examines youth involvement in social change movements”

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”