MPR broadcasts Institute conversation with Michael Sandel
Minnesota Public Radio aired the St. Olaf College Institute for Freedom and Community’s recent conversation with Harvard University political philosopher Michael Sandel on The Populist Revolt, Merit, and the Common Good.
The “MPR News Presents” program broadcast the discussion on air Wednesday, March 24, at noon and 9 p.m. and has featured it on the broadcast web page.
The conversation, which was hosted by Morrison Family Director of the Institute for Freedom and Community Edmund Santurri, is part of the Institute’s spring 2021 series America After Trump.
Sandel is a bestselling author who challenges audiences to examine the ethical dilemmas we confront in politics, business, and our everyday lives. One of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, he has been described as “the most relevant living philosopher” and “a rock-star moralist” by Newsweek, and “the most famous teacher of philosophy in the world” by The New Republic. Last year Sandel released The Tyranny of Merit: What’s Become of the Common Good? It was named “Best Book of 2020” by multiple outlets, including Bloomberg.
Established at St. Olaf in 2014, the Institute for Freedom and Community encourages free inquiry and meaningful debate of important political and social issues. Through its range of programming for students, faculty, and the general public, the Institute offers a distinctive opportunity to cultivate civil discourse within the context of the liberal arts.
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