Philosophy Dialogue Series tackles 'Globalization, Technology, Change'

By Judy Lynn Drazan
University News Service
October 25, 2012

The Texas State University Department of Philosophy presents a series of themed dialogue events taking place from Oct. 29-Nov. 2. Unless otherwise noted, all dialogue events are held in the Dialogue Room 111 at Derrick Hall. All dialogues are free and open to the public.

The discussion topic for Week 6 of the Philosophy Dialogue Series is "Globalization, Technology, and Change."

October 29
Clean Technology for Global Families
11 a.m., Gwendolyn Hustvedt, family and consumer sciences

October 29
The Role of Media in Democracies
12:30 p.m., Ethan Zuckerman, Common Experience speaker

October 29
Workers and Working in the Arab World
2 p.m., Elizabeth Bishop, history

October 29
Globalization, Technology, and Change
3:30 p.m., Craig Hanks, philosophy
San Marcos Public Library

October 30
The Dark Side of Innovation
12:30 p.m., Jason Brazil and Daniel Garcia, dialogue students

October 31
Mock Presidential Debate
5 p.m., Phi Sigma Tau

November 1
The Search for Community in a Technological Age
12:30 p.m., Preston Azubuike and Coleen Watson, dialogue students

November 2
Talk of the Times
12:30 p.m., Rebecca Covington, Phi Sigma Tau

Sponsors of the Philosophy Dialogue Series include: the American Democracy Project, the College of Liberal Arts, Common Experience, Gina Weatherhead Dialogue Fund, the New York Times, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Phi Sigma Tau, University Seminar, Honors College, Provost, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice President for Student Affairs.

For more information about this topic, please contact Beverly Pairett in the Department of Philosophy at (512) 245-2285 or email at A complete schedule of discussion topics and presentations can be found at