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Winter 2011

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Video, photos and online comments from most events can be found on the Notre Dame Forum home page,

Sept. 21, 2010: Morals & Markets: Being Catholic in a Global Economy
Should transnational corporations be held accountable? An economist’s “take” on Caritas and what it means for Catholics. What does “charity” mean in the Catholic social tradition?

Oct. 6, 2010: The Professions and the Common Good
Four alumni—a senior Wall Street executive, a pediatric anesthesiologist, a judge-professor and a young entrepreneur—describe how concern for the common good drives their daily decisions.

Oct. 12, 2010: Technology: Boon or Bane?
The deans of Notre Dame’s science and engineering colleges join two of their faculty for a discussion of the challenges of employing technology for the greater good.

Nov. 3, 2010: New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century describes the economic and ethical challenges of competing on a “flattened” world.

Dec. 5, 2010: From Charity to Justice: The Truth about Exploiting the Poor
Gary Rivlin, author of Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business, says companies are devising high-priced products to exploit the working poor.

Feb. 24, 2011: Senator Evan Bayh
The former Indiana governor, who decided not to seek re-election to the Senate in 2010, addresses “Government, Politics and the Common Good.”
More spring events were in the planning stage as this issue went to press.

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