The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will host a Student Debt Forum and Ethics of Debt Symposium Sept. 25-26.
From the biblical injunction to forgive debts in the seventh year to the Occupy Wall Street movement’s call for student loan forgiveness, the problem of debt has regularly inspired political movements. Global financial crises now make debt a threat to the survival of entire nations as well as individuals. And yet, in other cultural and historical contexts, recognition of indebtedness to others has been a key building block of social life.
This conference will create a unique forum for discussing the ethics of debt by bringing together scholars from across the disciplines.
Find more information and a complete schedule of events and speakers here.