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Peace and Justice Lecture at Moravian to Focus on Economic Issues

Bethlehem, Pa., February 11,— Pamela Brubaker will present "Interrogating Assumptions: Peace and Justice Issues in Economics" on Monday, February 25, 7 p.m. in the UCB room, Haupert Union Building. The lecture, part of Moravian’s Peace and Justice program is open to the public and admission is free of charge. Brubaker is a visiting faculty member in the Moravian College Department of Religion and in Peace and Justice Studies.

Brubaker explore various assumptions that have impacted the ways we think about and live out our lives economically. She will discuss the role of markets, economic policies, the constraints on limitless growth.  She will address the role of poverty and inequality in international conflict and terrorism. Brubaker's 45 minute lecture will be followed first by a brief response from Moravian College visiting assistant professor of economics and finance, Jonathan Munemo, and also by time for questions and discussion with the audience.

Munemo's teaching interests include Managerial Finance, Economics and Business Statistics, Applied International Trade, and International Finance. His current research focuses on empirical analyses of foreign aid and trade issues affecting developing countries.

Brubaker is a visiting faculty member in the Moravian College Department of Religion and in Peace and Justice Studies.  A professor at Cal Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California for the last thirteen years, Professor Brubaker specializes in Christian social ethics, economic justice and feminist studies in religion.  She is “an engaged academic” who has participated in several World Council of Churches Consultations on economic globalization, and is active in anti-sweat shop work in Los Angeles.  Her scholarly analysis on justice and economics has included focus on policies of the IMF, the WTO and the World Bank.  She is the author of many books, chapters and articles, including her latest book titled, Globalization: At What Price, published in 2007; before that she published  in 2006, Justice in a Global Economy(recently named as a Choice book), with coeditors Rebecca Todd Peters and Laura Stivers.

This lecture is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Studies Steering Committee and the Religion, Business Management and Economics Departments at Moravian College.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.