Guest Speakers 2010-11



Daniel Lohrmann, author of Virtual Integrity (Brazos Press, 2008), presented a lecture entitled "Freedom and Responsibility: A Christian View on Cyber Ethics" on Sunday, January 16. 




January 13, 2011 - Sheldon Kurtz, University of Iowa law professor, spoke to a number of Luther College J-term classes about the new health care law.  Professor Kurtz's research interests have focused not only on property and health law issues but on estate planning as well.



Luther grad, Bethel Erickson '07, was on campus Oct. 21 & 22, visiting with multiple classes regarding her work as a self-proclaimed agrarian social worker for the Heart of Texas Urban Gardening Coalition.



Drew Curtis, a 1995 Luther College graduate and creator of the news aggregator site, presented "It's Not News, It's Fark: How Mass Media Tries to Pass Off Crap As News," (based on his bestselling book of the same name) on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 7 p.m. in Valders 206. The lecture was part of a weeklong residency, during which Curtis visited classrooms and met with students and faculty.


Richard Davis, professor of religion and Asian studies at Bard College, lectured on Thursday, Oct. 7. His lecture was entitled, "A Mixing of Pure Waters: Thoreau Reads the Bhagavad Gita at Walden Pond," in which he discussed the more convincing criticisms regarding the attempts to assimilate human knowing. Davis led a Brown Bag Seminar on Wednesday, Oct. 6 called "Reading Sacred Literature."



Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-11 is Harvard Professor Michael Sandel. On September 30, 2010, Sandel, author of Justice: What’s the Right Thing To Do?, presented "The Lost Art of Democratic Argument: Can We Reason Together about Values without Rancor and Incivility?”

The Center collaborated with Campus Programming and Farwell Distinguished Lecture.