Thursday
Oct252012

Economy, Politics and the Desire for Happiness

A discussion of the ideal dimension of politics and economics and how they relate to our human desire for happiness, freedom, truth and justice with Anujeet SAREEN, market strategist at a leading US investment firm in Boston, and Dr. Kimberly SHANKMAN Dean of Benedictine College, Atchison, KA

Presented by Crossroads Cultural Center in collaboration with the University of St. Thomas

Many people today have the perception that their economic and political destinies are in the hands of powerful forces far removed from them, and over which they have little or no control.

In this situation what can we do? Why should we be interested in politics or economics? What difference can we make? But above all: from where can we start to rebuild our society? Should we leave the task to experts and bureaucrats? From where do we recover the courage to go into reality as protagonist not as spectator?

“When in fact the grip of a hostile society tightens around us to the point of threatening the vivacity of our expression and when a cultural and social hegemony tends to penetrate the heart, stirring up our already natural uncertainties, then the time of the person has come,” Msgr. Luigi Giussani (1976).

With our discussion we want to rediscover again the ideal dimension of politics and economics and to remind to ourselves that these two are ultimately about our desire for happiness, freedom, truth, and justice.

About this Event

Date: Thursday, October 25, 2012
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: University of St. Thomas - Anderson 103
3921 Mt. Vernon Houston, TX 77006

About the Speakers

Anujeet Sareen
Market strategist in a leading US investment, Boston, MA

Kimberly Shankman, PhD
Dean of Benedictine College, Atchison, KS

Invitation

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Transcript

Reason, Truth, and Democracy: Pope Benedict on Public Life by Kimberly Shankman

Photos

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Video

Economy: Part I from Crossroads Cultural Center on Vimeo.

Economy: Part II from Crossroads Cultural Center on Vimeo.

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