Tuesday, March 20, 2007

The Wynnewood Institute Presents:

Globalization, Employment and Outsourcing
Tim Kane, Ph.D., Director, Center for International Trade and Economics (CITE) at the Heritage Foundation

Dr. Kane is one of the country’s leading scholars on economic policy issues. He has investigated intensively both the benefits and the negative consequences of globalization, including the rapid growth of outsourcing and its effects on employment. In this lecture he will argue that while globalization undoubtedly brings distress to some, its overall benefits to society vastly outweigh these costs.

Time: Tuesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Wyndham House, Bryn Mawr College, 101 North Merion Avenue,
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010.
Admission: $20, Students (with ID) $5, Members Free.
RSVP to (610) 642-0618 or wynnewood@wynnewood.org

Spring Courses:

Freedom and Society: Classical Liberalism in the Twentieth Century
Prof. Thomas Patrick Burke

Towards the close of the twentieth century the free society with free markets came to be accepted increasingly in the political life of nations around the globe as the ideal. This has largely been due to the work of outstanding thinkers who have explained what the free society means and why it is right and good, as well as to its demonstrated success in improving the conditions of human existence. In this course we will study the most influential of these thinkers. We will also discuss objections to classical liberalism and threats to the liberal order.

Time: 8 weeks; Wednesdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Commencing March 28.
(Note: this course will be interrupted from April 19 to May 10 so that members can take advantage of Prof. Scruton’s course mentioned below. It will resume on May 16 and conclude on June 6.)
Location: Walton Hall, Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087
Cost: $275

Beauty and Its Modes
Prof. Roger Scruton

What do we mean when we praise a landscape, a painting, a piece of music or a person as ‘beautiful’? Does this word have a single meaning, and does it denote a single value? Why do we describe the object of sexual attraction using the same term that we use to describe a successful work of art? What is, and what ought to be, the place of beauty in the hierarchy of values, and how is it related to moral, political and personal ideals?

Those are just some of the questions that will be covered in this stimulating course, covering some of the groundwork of philosophical aesthetics, as well as problems and arguments in the philosophy of mind. We shall look at what has been said about beauty by the great philosophers, and also at what is possible to say about it now.

Time: 4 weeks; Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
April 19 to May 10.
Location: Walton Hall, Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087
Cost: $475

Note: Both courses may be taken for a combined fee of $650.
For more details go to www.wynnewood.org (Events). Registration is required: (610) 642-0618 or wynnewood@wynnewood.org.


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