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What Christianity Tells Us About Capitalism

  • 3/19/2018 7:00 p.m.
In this lecture, Elizabeth Bruenig would like to go through the history of Christian legal and theological thinking about property, governance, contracts and workers, and point out that, while referring oneself to the middle ages or even late antique period would probably appear reactionary to most, there's a historically-inclined strain of Christian leftism that takes its inspiration not from futurism but from Christian sources that came before Marx, and indeed, before liberalism or industrial capitalism. She'll argue this is a worthwhile, intellectually satisfying and politically coherent strain of Christian thought that makes much more sense than the contemporary Christian politics on offer.
Weyerhaeuser Hall RTT/107
Kamau Chege, (509) 777-0000 or

Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences

  • 3/20/2018 4:00 p.m.
Ambassador Crocker spent 37 years in the Foreign Service, most recently as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan under President Obama. He has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Presidential Distinguished Service Award, and the State Department Secretary's Distinguished Service Award, among others. Please join us as he shares his expertise on the current state of affairs in the Middle East.
Hixson Union Building (HUB) MPR
Stephanee Newman, (509) 777-3834 or