BRIAN PALMER, KATE HOLBROOK, ANN S. KIM, ANNA PORTNOY, HOWARD ZINN & JULIET SCHOR discuss Global Values 101: A Short Course
Harvard Book Store is excited to announce that on Friday, February 24th we will host a discussion of Global Values 101: A Short Course with editors Brian Palmer, Kate Holbrook, Ann S. Kim, and Anna Portnoy and contributors Howard Zinn and Juliet Schor.
Global Values 101 grew out of one of the most popular courses ever offered at Harvard University, in which some of the most original thinkers of our day sat down with students and explored how ideas have made them?and can make us?more engaged, involved, and compassionate citizens. They addressed the topics of war, religion, the global economy, and social change: Amy Goodman, host of the popular radio program ?Democracy Now,? speaks about the role of the citizen and the media in a free society; Lani Guinier reveals that students? SAT scores more accurately describe the kind of car their parents drive than the grades they will earn in college and shows the way to a more equitable college admissions system; Juliet Schor, author of Born to Buy and The Overspent American, discusses the evolution of personal responsibility in a consumer culture; and Howard Zinn, author of A People?s History of the United States, relates personal and historical anecdotes to illustrate the inner workings of democracy. For anyone who has been moved by idealism and wondered how to become an engaged citizen, this collection offers a range of stories on how progressive ideals can change lives.
Brian Palmer, Ph.D., and Kate Holbrook were voted Harvard?s best young faculty member and teaching fellow, respectively. Ann S. Kim and Anna Portnoy joined them as teaching fellows and documentary filmmakers. Howard Zinn is a well-known activist and the author of the bestselling A People?s History of the United States. Juliet Schor is Professor of Sociology at Boston College and the author of Born to Buy: The Commercialized Child and the New Consumer Culture.
Friday, February 24th
First Parish Church
3 Church Street
Tickets are required for this event. Tickets cost $3 and can be purchased at the store or by calling (617) 661.1515.
Added by Clampants on February 2, 2006