Penn State Reads Events
Speaking Truth: The Death of Socrates, The Life of Philosophy
Monday, March 24, 2014, 7:00 p.m., Foster Auditorium
Like many of the stories in Eyal Press's "Beautiful Souls," the story of Philosophy begins with a powerful act of resistance. Socrates, under intense pressure from the Athenian citizens who accused him of impiety and corrupting the youth, refused to give up his way of life: the practice of philosophy. Instead, he advocated for and embodied a life oriented toward justice and dedicated to the pursuit of truth.
In this interactive lecture, Associate Dean and Professor Chris Long will use Twitter (#PSUReads) to engage students in a conversation about Socrates, philosophy, and how reading itself can cultivate in us ethical powers of imagination capable of transforming our relationships with one another.
Iron Jawed Angels
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 7:00 p.m., 102 Thomas Building
The film Iron Jawed Angels chronicles the efforts of some of the women involved in the Women's Suffrage movement in the 1910s.
Discussion to follow led by Lisa Hogan, Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts and Sciences and Women's Studies
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:00 p.m., HUB Freeman Auditorium
This documentary follows the rise and fall of Enron, believed to be one of the largest business scandals in American history.
Discussion to follow led by Bryan Cwik, Postdoctoral Scholar, Rock Ethics Institute