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Edinboro University hosts panel discussion February 2

The Occupy Wall Street Movement

01/30/2012

January 30, 2012

The Occupy Wall Street Movement
Edinboro University hosts panel discussion February 2 

EDINBORO, Pa. – Focusing on the ongoing national Occupy Wall Street movement, Edinboro University will host an academic panel discussion Thursday at the R. Benjamin Wiley Arts and Sciences Center.

Presented by Edinboro’s Philosophy and Sociology Departments, the panel’s timely topic is, “The Occupy Wall Street Movement.”  Academic experts will discuss the movement’s ideology and tactics, the extent of current economic inequality, an analogy with the Gilded Age, the relevance of Catholic social teaching, and potential solutions to economic inequality.

Moderated by Professor Stephen J. Sullivan of Edinboro’s Philosophy Department, presenters will include Edinboro faculty members Lee Williams (Sociology), James D. Fisher (Political Science), Ihor Bemko (History), and James Drane (Philosophy Emeritus), as well as Evan Geraniotis, a retired professor from the University of Maryland and the University of Massachusetts.

“The goal of the evening is to promote better understanding of the movement and to encourage an informed discussion about it,” said Dr. Sullivan.

Free and open to all members of the Edinboro community and the general public, the panel discussion will be held in the Wiley Center’s Room 107 from 7:30-to-9 p.m. For more information, e-mail ssullivan@edinboro.edu.