Free your Mind: A seminar in ideas
A Free Two-Day Event at Duke University
Questions Addressed at this Conference:
What do democracy and the marketplace have in common?
What do people mean by a "marketplace of ideas," and how does this relate to Duke?
What is the value of popular culture?
How do political institutions react to change?
What is globalization’s effect on the world?
Are democracy and justice compatible, and what do we mean by "justice"?
Invitation to the Duke Community
Members of the Duke University community are invited to a free two-day event that explores those and other fundamental questions about social, political, and economic life.
Attendance, which includes an evening reception and a boxed lunch on Saturday, is free to all members of the Duke community.
Participants are asked to register so that we can plan for this event.
Michael MungerThis conference is being hosted by Professor Michael Munger with organizational support from the Institute for Humane Studies.
Friday, February 4
5:30 Pizza, Salad, and Sodas
6:00 - 6:30 PM: Michael Munger - Welcome & Introductions
6:30 - 7:45 PM: Tom Palmer - Globalization and its Discontents
7:45 - 9:00 PM: Michael Gillespie - What is Evil?
9:00 - 10:00 PM: Reception - Meet the Faculty
Saturday, February 5
9:30 - 10:00 AM: Coffee, Bagels & Pastries
10:00 - 11:00 AM: Michael Moses - Culture Wars
11:00 - 12:00 AM: Amy Sturgis - Cultural Optimism
12:00 PM: Box lunch & beverages available
12:00 - 1:00 PM: Lunch & Breakout Sessions
Michael Munger - The Electoral College
Amy Sturgis - The Problem of Native America
Tom Palmer - TBA
Michael Gillespie -TBA
1:00 - 1:30 PM: Michael Munger- Thinking About Duke
All events in Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy, Room 04 (map, travel information)