Calendar

Jan
19
Fri
Elizabeth Popp Berman – Lecture
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm
Elizabeth Popp Berman - Lecture @ MLC Room 213
Elizabeth Popp Berman is an associate professor of sociology at the University at Albany, SUNY, working at the intersection of economic sociology, the sociology of knowledge, and science and technology studies. Most of her work focuses on recent U.S. history (1960s to 1980s) and emphasizes the role of public policy.
 
She will be presenting research from her main current project, a book entitled Thinking Like an Economist: How Economics Became the Language of U.S. Public Policy (under contract with Princeton University Press). Her talk is part of the Georgia Workshop on Culture, Power and History.
Feb
20
Tue
Religion and Common Good Seminar – “Demonized No More: Spiritual Journeys and Spaces of Black Gay and Bisexual Men in College”
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Religion and Common Good Seminar - "Demonized No More: Spiritual Journeys and Spaces of Black Gay and Bisexual Men in College" @ TBD

This talk will be led by Darris Means, associate professor, College of Education.

The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is an interdisciplinary initiative that builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members, and other professionals with research, teaching, and service interests in religion’s contribution to the common good.  The seminar explores the ways religious communities reach beyond the bounds of their own community to benefit people of other faiths or of no particular faith, what constitutes the common good from a religious faith perspective, differences between religions in approaching various common goods, how religions prevent or promote common goods within society or segments of society, religious teachings and practices that motivate members to seek the good of others, and inter-religious service for the common good.

The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is presented by the department of religion with support from the Willson Center.

 

Mar
20
Tue
Religion and the Common Good Seminar – “Augustine on Love, Conflict, and the Goods We Hold in Common”
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm
Religion and the Common Good Seminar - "Augustine on Love, Conflict, and the Goods We Hold in Common" @ TBD

This talk will be led by Richard Miller, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Religious Ethics, University of Chicago.

The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is an interdisciplinary initiative that builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members, and other professionals with research, teaching, and service interests in religion’s contribution to the common good.  The seminar explores the ways religious communities reach beyond the bounds of their own community to benefit people of other faiths or of no particular faith, what constitutes the common good from a religious faith perspective, differences between religions in approaching various common goods, how religions prevent or promote common goods within society or segments of society, religious teachings and practices that motivate members to seek the good of others, and inter-religious service for the common good.

The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is presented by the department of religion with support from the Willson Center.

Mar
23
Fri
Andrea Ballestero – Lecture
Mar 23 @ 3:30 pm
Andrea Ballestero - Lecture @ Miller Learning Center, room 213

Andrea Ballesteros is an assistant professor of anthropology at Rice University. Her work looks at the unexpected ethical and technical entanglements through which experts understand water in Latin America. In recent years her research has focused on following the paths of water pricing in Costa Rica, bureaucratic care for water in Brazil, and traveling water knowledge throughout Latin America. Her talk is part of the Georgia Workshop on Culture, Power and History.

Apr
10
Tue
Religion and the Common Good Seminar – “Is it Good to Be Religious on the Public University Campus?”
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm

This talk will be led by a UGA student panel.

The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is an interdisciplinary initiative that builds on existing networks between faculty, students, community members, and other professionals with research, teaching, and service interests in religion’s contribution to the common good.  The seminar explores the ways religious communities reach beyond the bounds of their own community to benefit people of other faiths or of no particular faith, what constitutes the common good from a religious faith perspective, differences between religions in approaching various common goods, how religions prevent or promote common goods within society or segments of society, religious teachings and practices that motivate members to seek the good of others, and inter-religious service for the common good.

The Religion and the Common Good Seminar is presented by the department of religion with support from the Willson Center.