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September 24th, 2018

  • Sep
    24
    7:00pm
    waldron/strossen Is Hate Speech Free Speech?
    Olin Auditorium

    Nadine Strossen was the first woman to lead the American Civil Liberties Union, from 1991 to 2008. A professor of constitutional law at New York Law School, she is the author of Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship. Jeremy Waldron is the author of The Harm in Hate Speech and is a university professor at NYU School of Law.

October 22nd, 2018

  • Oct
    22
    7:00pm
    Michael Munger Tomorrow 3.0: Surviving, and Maybe Thriving, in a New Marketplace
    Musser Auditorium in Pfahler Hall

    Advances in technology are driving rapid changes in the nature of entrepreneurship and work. Duke University political science professor Michael Munger will speak on this pressing topic at Ursinus College the evening of Oct. 22 in an event open to the general public. 

    The author of a newly published book, “Tomorrow 3.0” (Cambridge University Press), Munger argues that the combination of (1) the network of networks called the internet, (2) powerful mobile devices, and (3) innovative software apps available to anyone who has the first two things, is going to change our lives. It is possible for entrepreneurs to sell reductions in transaction costs, which will in turn result in the commodification of excess capacity.  This suggests that instead of owning and storing, many societies will share, either through rentals or new mechanisms that have yet to be devised. There will be far fewer “jobs,” in the traditional sense.

    How will you handle this new world? In his talk, Munger will try to provide some answers.

    Munger’s talk is sponsored by the Economics Ambassadors program, an Ursinus Business and Economics Department initiative in which students organize events exploring the relationship between economics, politics, and a free and prosperous society.