Convocation

Marina Adshade
Marina Adshade—Dollars and Sex
Monday, October 14, 2013
7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium

The author of Dollars and Sex weighs in on how the economic climate dictates whom we spend our time with and what we spend our money on.

Why do we choose to date, and even marry, certain people over others? Marina Adshade says it has a lot more to do with market forces than you might think. Adshade takes hard data into the bedroom and uses the lens of economic theory to examine matters of love and libido. She argues that, now more than ever, it is important to understand how our economy is affecting the personal aspects of our lives. Beyond data and theory, understanding the way these markets operate provides a structured way to think about the world around us.

marinaadshade.com


Chris Hedges
Chris Hedges—The New Atheists as Secular Fundamentalists
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
7:30 p.m., Edson Auditorium

The New York Times best-selling author examines faith and belief in American society.

Chris Hedges is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author. A foreign correspondent for nearly two decades, Hedges writes and speaks extensively on war, religion, American culture, empire, and the conflict in the Middle East.

He has written for numerous newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, NPR, Mother Jones, Harper’s, and the Christian Science Monitor. Hedges writes a weekly column for Robert Scheer’s web magazine Truthdig.com and is a senior fellow at The Nation Institute. In 2002 he received the Amnesty International Global Award for Human Rights Journalism.

truthdig.com/chris_hedges/