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2021 Fall


Gabriele Camera

Lecture: "The Cryptos are Coming: A Discussion about Crypto Currencies, Trust, and the Future of Money"

October 26, 2021 • 5:30 PM • Wilkinson Hall 220 - 221

In this talk, Professor Gabriele Camera will discuss the emergence of crypto currencies, trust, and the future of money.  

Gabriele Camera is Professor of Economics and Finance from the Economic Science Institute at Chapman University. His research spans several areas, including economic theory, experimental economics, industrial organization, labor economics, macroeconomics and monetary economics. His current research focuses on studying the role of institutions in supporting cooperation in society, especially in situations where decision makers may be tempted to behave opportunistically, may not trust each other, and are unable to form stable partnerships.

This lecture is open to the Chapman community. In case of questions, please contact Carol Campos (cacampos@chapman.edu).

Susanne Sreedhar

Lecture: "Hobbes on Sex"

October 4, 2021 • 4:00 PM • Wilkinson Hall 221

This talk explores the views on gender and sexuality held by 17th century English philosopher, Thomas Hobbes. It argues that these views are central to Hobbes’s (in)famous political theory.

Dr. Susanne Sreedhar is an Associate Professor oh Philosophy and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Boston University. Her current research focuses on the intersection of feminist philosophy and the history of political thought.

This lecture is open to the Chapman community. In case of questions, please contact Carol Campos (cacampos@chapman.edu).

Teresa Bejan

Lecture: “Peers and Equals”

September 16, 2021 • 4:00 PM • Wilkinson Hall 220

This talk will consider how and why an ancient idea—that human beings are naturally “equal”—became suddenly and spectacularly effectual in the early modern England. It focuses on the theory and practice of the so-called Levellers and their contribution to the emergence of what contemporary political philosophers call “basic equality” as the defining premise of modern political thought.
Dr. Teresa M Bejan is Associate Professor of Political Theory and a Fellow of Oriel College at the University of Oxford. She is the author of Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration (2017) and is currently completing her second monograph for Harvard University Press, tentatively entitled First Among Equals: Early Modern Equality in Theory and Practice

This lecture is open to the Chapman community. In case of questions, please contact Carol Campos (cacampos@chapman.edu).

Virginia Postrel

Visiting Professor

In-Class Collaboration

Virginia Postrel is an award-winning journalist and the author of four books: The Fabric of Civilization (Basic Books, 2020), The Power of Glamour (Simon & Schuster, 2013), The Substance of Style (2003), and The Future and Its Enemies (1998). Her particular interest is the intersection of commerce, culture, and technology. She is currently a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and has previously been a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The New York Times. From July 1989 to January 2000, she served as the editor-in-chief of Reason. She began her career as a reporter in the Philadelphia bureau of The Wall Street Journal and then worked as a staff writer for Inc. in Boston before moving to Los Angeles and joining Reason as an assistant editor. She is a 1982 graduate of Princeton University, where she combined a major in English literature, emphasizing the Renaissance, with a heavy course load in economics.

For more of her work, visit her website at vpostrel.com

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