April 24: ‘Does What We Buy Represent Who We Are?’

Matthew Scott Johnson (inset), Elliot Glassheim
Matthew Scott Johnson (inset), Elliot Glassheim

Congratulations to this year’s winner of the Eliot Glassheim Essay Award on Capitalism and the Public Good.

“Does What We Buy Represent Who We Are,” an essay by UND student Matthew Scott Johnson, is set for 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, East Asian Room, third floor, Chester Fritz Librar.

Join the Institute for Philosophy in Public Life as we formally present Johnson with his scholarship award. He will read his essay, which explores the role of existentialism and identity in our purchases. We will ask the ethical question “are we what we do?” Another UND student, Anna McDonald, will read a response and audience discussion will follow.

Free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

For more information on the award, visit Eliot Glassheim Essay Award on Capitalism and the Common Good.

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