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Sept. 23: Scholar and Author Martha C. Nussbaum

Presentation is titled “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities.”

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 9-12-2013

Mankato, Minn. – Scholar and author Martha C. Nussbaum (pictured) will give a lecture titled “Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities” at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23 in Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. A discussion will follow Nussbaum’s presentation.

The event is free and open to the public. Another presentation directed towards faculty and classes will be presented on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m. in Ostrander Auditorium. Live feed links will be available for both the Sept. 23 and Sept. 24 presentations at and

In her presentation, Nussbaum, the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Philosophy at the University of Chicago, will address the following questions:

  • How do we prepare students for the increasingly diverse and ever-changing needs of society?
  • How do we better prepare students to become critical thinkers who can innovate, create and solve complex problems?

The event is being sponsored collaboratively by Minnesota State Mankato’s Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning; Academic Affairs; Department of Philosophy; College of Arts and Humanities; and Honors Program. For more information, contact Mary Van Duynhoven at 507-389-5899 or send an email to

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,413 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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