Late notice, I know: but in case you’ve got free time on Saturday and want to take a trip to beautiful bucolic northern Maryland, Mount St. Mary’s university will be hosting a conference on “Human Scale and the Human Good: Creating Healthy Communities in a Global Age”. Speakers you may have heard of through the Internets include Patrick Deneen, Mark Mitchell, Caleb Stegall, and Bill Kauffman from Front Porch Republic (one of our co-sponsors). Others: Christine Rosen of The New Atlantis, Notre Dame’s Philip Bess, and even yours truly. Drop me a line if you’re going to be there, and I’ll gladly join you for a beer when the day is done. Details (incl. registration and travel information) here, and more below the fold …
HUMAN SCALE and the HUMAN GOOD:
Creating HEALTHY COMMUNITIES in a GLOBAL AGE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 – ALL SESSIONS IN KNOTT AUDITORIUM, MOUNT ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY (EMMITSBURG, MD)
Welcome : 9:00 a.m.
Session 1 : 9:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Mobility and the Crisis of Community
“A Preferential Option for Staying Put,” Patrick Deneen, Georgetown University
“Why the Modern Family Keeps Moving,” Allan Carlson, Hillsdale College
“Technology, Communication, and Mobility,” Christine Rosen, The New Atlantis
Session 2 : 10:45 a.m.– 12:00 p.m.
Fostering Vital Places
“Human Scale Economies and Community,” Mark T. Mitchell, Patrick Henry College
“Educating for the Domestic Arts,” Jason Peters, Augustana College
“The Luxury of Buying Local,” David Cloutier, Mount St. Mary’s University
Keynote Address : 12:45 p.m.– 1:45 p.m.
“Look Homeward, Angels (and Others),” Bill Kauffman
Session 3 : 2:00 p.m.– 3:15 p.m.
Localism, Globalism, and the Christian Life
“Localism and Catholic Social Thought,” Joshua P. Hochschild, Mount St. Mary’s University
“Religious Education and Religious Communities,” Darryl Hart, Westminster Seminary California
“Education for Place,” John Schwenkler, Mount St. Mary’s University
Session 4 : 3:30 p.m.– 4:45 p.m.
The Habits of Local Community: Reports from the Trenches
“What the States Can Do,” Caleb Stegall, Stegall Law Firm
“What Does Food Have to Do With It?” Will Morrow, Whitmore Farm
“How to Make a Good Street,” Philip Bess, University of Notre Dame
Registration $20 in advance / $25 at the door / $15 for students. Details, including links to registration and travel information, available at http://www.msmary.edu/College_of_liberal_arts/Special_Events.html.
This conference is hosted by the College of Liberal Arts at Mount St. Mary’s University, and co-sponsored by Front Porch Republic and the Tocqueville Forum.