St. Norbert introduces Killeen Chair lecturers

St. Norbert College will host five speakers for the Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy lecture series.
St. Norbert College will host five speakers for the Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy lecture series. | File photo
St. Norbert College will host five speakers for the Killeen Chair of Theology & Philosophy lecture series this year with a theme of economic justice.

All of the events for the Killeen Chair series will be hosted in Fort Howard Theater at the FK Bemis International Center and at Old St Joseph Church, on the St. Norbert campus. All of the lectures are free to the public.

One speaker is Daniel Finn from the College of St. Benedict-St. John’s University. He is the William E & Virginia Clemens Professor in Economics and the Liberal Arts as well as a professor of theology. His lecture is titled “Understanding Structural Injustice: What is a Sinful Structure?”

Rev. Clemens Dolken, from SVD St. Augustin in Magdeburg, Germany, is a professor of philosophy and theology. His lecture is titled “From Plan to Market – From Marxism to Social Ethics: The Contribution of the European St. Norbert Foundation Magdeburg.”

Martin Gilens teaches politics at Princeton University. His lecture in the Fort Howard Theatre is called “Economic Inequality and Political Power.”

Maureen O’Connell, chair for the department of religion and associate professor at LaSalle University, will speak on “Stepping Out on Faith: Economic Justice Through Community Organizing.”

Finally, Paul Weithman, the Glynn Family Honors Collegiate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, will discuss “What (if Anything) is Wrong With Economic Inequality?” in March.

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