The Penn State Social Thought Program
Capitalism and Democracy in Crisis:
Challenges and Alternatives

 

April 23, 2011

301 Steidle
Capitalism and Democracy in Crisis: Challenges and Alternatives
Saturday, April 23, 2011:


9:00-10:15am: Opening Plenary Session
Welcoming Remarks. John Christman, Professor of Philosophy, Political Science and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University
“Bargaining Power Outage: The Causes and Consequences of the New Inequality”
                John Marsh, Assistant Professor of English, Pennsylvania State University     

        

10:15am-10:30am: Short break

 

10:30am-11:30am: Session I: Challenging Globalization
Session Chair: TBA

“The Hidden Costs of Globalization: A Review of Women’s Health” Shan-Jan Sarah Liu, Political Science and Women’s Studies, Pennsylvania State University 

“Don’t Buy It!: Challenging Green Consumerism in the Mass Media” Alexandra Nutter Smith, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University 

 

11:30am-1pm: Lunch break

 

1-2pm: Session III: Ideology and Capitalism
Session Chair: Amanda Maull, Sociology

“His Name That Sat On Him Was Baseball: Sport, Capital and the Ideology of Statistical Thinking” Aaron Heresco, College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University 

“A Critique of Contemporary Inquiries into Capitalism and Economic Crises” Jon Gobeil, Sociology, Pennsylvania State University  

2pm-2:15pm: Short break

 

2:15-3:15pm: Session II: Educational Reform and Democracy
Session Chair: Sarah Hoffman, College of Education

“School Vouchers as a Panacea to Education Issues and Perspectives on Alternative Approaches: The Example of Pennsylvania” Catharine Biddle, College of Education & Constantin Schreiber, School of International Affairs, Pennsylvania State University 

“Traditionalism & Conservatism in the Culture Wars: Parsing the Arguments for a Liberal Education” Ezekiel Kimball, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University 

 

3:15pm-4:15pm: Session III: Theories of Democracy
Session Chair: Richard Simon, Sociology

Therein Lies the Scandalous Resistance: Democracy and its Meanings
Fabrice Picon, French and Francophone Studies, Pennsylvania State University 

The “Dewey-Lippmann Debates” and the Search for Democracy              
Lance Mason, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University 


4:15-4:30: Closing Remarks: TBA