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Symposium Keynote Address: Building Foundations for the Good Life by Riane Eisler

Date: October 27 2009 7:00pm - 8:00pm Location: Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Agnes Flanagan Chapel

Drawing from her own life experiences and her multidisciplinary research, Riane Eisler addresses the most critical question of our time: how can we build foundations for the good life? Her latest book, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics, proposes that the great problems of our time – environmental degradation, poverty, inequality, war, and terrorism – can only be solved if we give real value to the most essential human work: caring for people and for nature. The move into the knowledge/information economy demands fresh thinking that takes us beyond communism, capitalism, and other old isms. We can all play a part in creating a “caring economics,” paving the way for a more just and sustainable prosperity for ourselves, our children, and generations to come. For more information on Ms. Eisler’s work as an author, social scientist, and educator, visit her website. This event is co-ponsored by the Chamberlin Series.

 

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