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Wednesday, Sept. 28, The Science Museum of Virginia kicks off "We the People: Ethics in Politics?" its three-part, free, living ethics lecture series. Eugene Garver, Ph.D., Regents professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Saint John’s University, will present the first lecture, “Greek Democracy and Ours.”
The lecture series discusses past and present politics, while reflecting on what it means to live in an ethically complex world. The event is presented in collaboration with Bon Secours Virginia Health System. Presenters will use discourse and humor in order to give unique perspectives on politics and ethics.
“The Museum’s job is to provide opportunities for people to be inspired to look at their world differently. The Living Ethics series’ speakers are thought-provoking and set the stage for truly enlightening dialogue,” says Richard Conti, chief wonder officer at the Science Museum of Virginia.
The series will continue throughout the fall. Presentations will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 12, and Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the museum. Guests are also invited to join a 6:30 p.m. reception prior to each lecture, and enjoy a brief question and answer session after each presentation.
On Oct. 12, Mark J. Rozell, Ph.D, dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University, will present “Partisan Loyalty and the Pursuit of Power.”
The final lecture will be on Nov. 9, with guest speaker Micah “bam-bamm” White, founder of RVA Has Talent. He will present “Political Laughter for Oneness.”
Free; preregistration required since seating is limited. To reserve seats, call 864-1400.