Ohio University: Toward a More Humane Economy

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George Washington Forum: “Toward a More Humane Economy”


The George Washington Forum at Ohio University, a JMC partner program, will be hosting “Toward a More Humane Economy,” a lecture by Mary Hirschfeld of Villanova University.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 • 7:30 PM
Galbreath Chapel (College Green) • Ohio University

Free and open to the public

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Mary Hirschfeld is Associate Professor of Economics and Theology at Villanova University, where she has taught since 2011. She earned a PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1989 and taught economics at Occidental College for fifteen years. In 2003, she quit her tenured position to pursue a second PhD in moral theology at the University of Notre Dame., and has taught at Villanova since 2011. Her scholarly work considers the boundaries between economics and theology and the results have applications to questions about consumption economics, economic justice, the common good, the nature of practical reason, and economic methodology. Her latest book is Aquinas and the Market: Toward a Humane Economy (2018).

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The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions at Ohio University is a participant in JMC’s Ohio Political Economy Initiative, made possible by a grant from the Thomas W. Smith Foundation. The Forum teaches America’s foundational principles in their Western intellectual, political, and institutional contexts. It is grounded on the idea that students facing an increasingly globalized world need to understand what characterizes and distinguishes the nation in which they live and the civilization from which it emerged. The Forum helps students become enlightened citizens in a liberal democracy whose roots run deep in Western civilization, but whose ideals and interests transcend the West.

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