Alumni

Boston Harper Lecture with Professor Professor Rick Shweder

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Boston

March 21, 2012: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The Lenox | Back Bay
61 Exeter Street at Boylston
Boston, MA 02116 USA

$20/person general admission

$10/person for young alumni (Young alumni are College graduates of the past 10 years and professional school graduates of the past 5 years.)

Includes program and reception

Where

The Lenox | Back Bay
61 Exeter Street at Boylston
Boston, Massachusetts

Event Details

Robust Cultural Pluralism in the New World Order: Three Prophesies

On November 9, 1989 the Berlin Wall came down and the balance of power shifted dramatically in favor of the United States. If you had kept your ear to the ground in the United States in those heady days you would have repeatedly heard one particular kind of prophecy about the shape of the new world order that was expected to emerge. It was a prophecy premised on an expansive view of globalization, the attenuation of cultural differences and the anticipation of the "end of history" and the universal adoption of the "Western way of life."

In this lecture, Rick Shweder will describe and critique that and other visions of the emerging new world order. Shweder is the William Claude Reavis distinguished service professor of human development and the author of Thinking Through Cultures: Expeditions in Cultural Psychology and Why Do Men Barbecue? Recipes for Cultural Psychology.

Members of the Chicago Society, Harper Society, or Phoenix Society are welcome to attend free of charge, along with one guest, when registering in advance. To take advantage of this benefit or request more information, please e-mail harperlectures@uchicago.edu with your name, the name of your guest, and your contact information.

This lecture is part of the Harper Lecture series offered to the University community across the country and around the world by the University of Chicago Alumni Association. Named for the University's first president, William Rainey Harper, the series carries on his vision of broadly accessible and innovative education. For more information about educational opportunities (including study trips, online resources, and more), visit the alumni education resources page on the Alumni and Friends website.

Cost

$20/person general admission

$10/person for young alumni (Young alumni are College graduates of the past 10 years and professional school graduates of the past 5 years.)

Includes program and reception

Registration

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Deadline: 3/21/2012

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