In fall 2015, the Seminary Coop Bookstore began hosting a series of monthly conversations about compelling contemporary issues that are informed by scholarship that bears on those issues. Contributing authors introduce the discussions, leaving most of the time for dialogue among those whom we would prefer to call “participants” rather than members of an “audience.” Thus, the goal is to help create what Rosa Eberly calls a “literary public sphere,” in which private consumers of books and the issues they address are encouraged to become public communicators about them. All events start at 6 pm. at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., and will be hosted by social and political theorist Isaac Balbus, Emeritus Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Monday May 23rd: “The Panama Papers: Unmasking the Wealth Defense Industry” – with Jeffrey Winters, Professor of Political Science and founder and Director of the Equality Development and Globalization Studies (EDGS) program at Northwestern and author of “Oligarchy” (Cambridge, 2011).