Andiron Lecture Series - Morality and the Distribution of Wealth

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

4:00 p.m.

Room 252, Ridgway University Center, Eykamp Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

Bill Hemminger is professor emeritus in the Department of English at UE, where he served for a number of years as chair. He also taught in the Department of Foreign Languages. He was a recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award and was recognized with the Dean’s Teaching Award and the Sadelle and Sydney Berger Award for Service. In addition to publications of books, scholarly articles, fiction, and poetry, he is a practicing musician and composer. His book African Son was named Peace Corps Writers’ 2013 Best Travel Book. Hemminger has worked in Madagascar and Cameroon under the auspices of the Fulbright Program. A life-long believer in the importance of public service, Hemminger has been a Peace Corps volunteer, has worked in rural development in El Salvador, and since retirement has been involved in a number of service projects in Evansville. It is this local experience that has most greatly influenced the substance of his lecture.

A well-known 1972 essay by Peter Singer makes the extraordinary point that affluent people (and nations) should be morally constrained to provide for the well-being of impoverished people elsewhere. Hemminger's talk, entitled "Morality and the Distribution of Wealth," offers an update on Singer's thought.

The lecture begins at 4:00 p.m.
November 1, 2017
Eykamp Hall (Room 252), Ridgway University Center

A social gathering with beverages begins at 3:45 p.m.

For further information, call Annette Parks at 812-488-1070
or the William L. Ridgway College of Arts and Sciences at 812-488-2589.

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