March 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm

CANCELED | Ping Institute | Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities, April 2

Gary Saul Morson and Morton Owen Schapiro, group portrait

Gary Saul Morson and Morton Owen Schapiro

Note: This event has been canceled.

The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities hosts a faculty symposium on “Cents and Sensibility: What Economics Can Learn from the Humanities” on Thursday, April 2, at 5:30 p.m. in the Baker Center 1804 Lounge.

The symposium is led by Northwestern University’s Dr. Gary Saul Morson and President Morton Owen Schapiro.

  • Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Please RSVP to no later than 5 p.m., Monday, March 2.

Morson is the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities and a Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Northwestern University. His work ranges over a variety of areas: literary theory (especially narrative); the history of ideas, both Russian and European; a variety of literary genres (especially satire, utopia, and the novel); and his favorite writers — Chekhov, Gogol, and, above all, Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. He is especially interested in the relation of literature to philosophy. He is the author of many articles and several books, including: Prosaics and other provocations; Empathy, open time, and the novel (2018); The Long and the short of it: From aphorism to novel, Narrative and Freedom (2012): The Shadows of Time (1996); Mikhail Bakhtin: Creation of a Prosaics (co-authored with Caryl Emerson, 1990); and Hidden in Plain View: Narrative and Creative Potentials in “War and Peace” (1988).

Schapiro is the 16th president of Northwestern University, and is a professor of economics in Northwestern’s Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and also holds appointments in the J. L. Kellogg School of Management and the School of Education and Social Policy. He has written many articles and several books, including: The Student Aid Game: Meeting Need and Rewarding Talent in American Higher Education (with Michael McPherson, 1998); Keeping College Affordable: Government and Educational Opportunity (with Michael McPherson, 1991); and the edited volume: The Fabulous Future? America and the World in 2040 (with Gary Saul Morson, 2015).


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