UWindsor’s Reading Liberty initiative will hold a free, public, one-day series of events with economist, historian, and rhetorician Deirdre McCloskey on Thursday, October 5.
Dr. McCloskey is a professor of economics, history, English, and communications at the University of Illinois at Chicago who describes herself as a “literary, quantitative, postmodern, free-market, progressive-Episcopalian, Midwestern woman from Boston who was once a man.”
McCloskey has written 17 books and around 400 scholarly pieces on topics ranging from technical economics and statistical theory to transgender advocacy and the ethics of the bourgeois virtues.
- A Conversation with Deirdre McCloskey will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre;
- Freemarket Feminism: A Contradiction? will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Virtue Ethics and the Modern World, an alumni evening, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in McPherson Lounge, Alumni Hall. Registration at www.uwindsor.ca/alumni.
Reading Liberty is a new project led by political science professor Lydia Miljan to give students the opportunity to explore readings on the intellectual underpinnings of a free society, without the stress of grades or assignments. For information, visit http://www.uwindsor.ca/readinglibertygroup/.
McCloskey will also deliver her lecture “What’s Wrong with Stakeholder Theory?” at 3 p.m. Friday, October 6, in room 51, Chrysler Hall South. Hosted by the economics department, it is free and open to the public.