This week Tuesday, September 21, the University of Notre Dame will host its 2010 Forum. This year’s topic is the Global Marketplace and the Common Good (which, as others have pointed out, was announced at an interesting time, given the dissolution of Notre Dame’s pluralistic economics department).
I’ll be tuning in to the live feed and offering some coverage of the event. Much more information can be found at the forum website:
The topic was inspired by the 2009 Papal encyclical “Caritas in Veritate,” in which Pope Benedict XVI reveals his concern with the problems of global development and progress towards the common good. His Holiness argues that both love and truth are essential elements of an effective response. But are they enough?
Each Forum event will be streamed live on the internet on the ND Forum website. The first event takes place:
DATE: Tuesday, September 21
TIME: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. ET
TOPIC: Morals & Markets: Being Catholic in a Global Economy
Opening remarks by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University
Moderator: Mary Hirschfeld ’05 M.A., a graduate fellow of the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study
Doug Cassel, ND Law School presidential fellow and director, Center for Civil and Human Rights
Bill Evans, Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Economics
Margaret (Margie) Pfeil ’87, ’97 M.A., ’00 Ph.D., assistant professor of theology
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
View live stream – beginning 7:00 p.m. ET on Sept. 21
If you are not able to view the discussion live, you can watch a video on forum.nd.edu, starting the day after the event. Following the event, there will be opportunities for continued online dialogue and possibilities for ND clubs to create local educational programming related to the Forum topic.