St. Peter Gustie Breakfast

April 13, 2016 at 7:309 a.m.Calendar Icon

TimeApril 13, 2016 at 7:309 a.m.

Join us for the April Gustie Breakfast!

Join us on Wednesday, April 13, as we hear from Kristian Braekkan, Economics & Management Department, and Brian Konkol, Office of the Chaplains, as they will speak on "The Exorcism of Economism: Addressing Issues of Humanity and Dignity of Life. e/p>

The presentation will highlight Braekkan's and Konkol's ongoing collaborative research on the conflicts between human dignity and exploitation under the current economic system. In their book project, they synthesize theological and Marxist perspectives on the exploitative elements of selling one's labor power, the consequences of offering blind faith to the promises of the marketplace, and the costs of having to produce and consume in order to be judged as valuable human beings.

The Rev. Dr. Brian E. Konkol (M.Div., M.Th., Ph.D.) serves as Chaplain of the College and teaches in the Three Crowns Curriculum and Peace Studies program at Gustavus. An ordained ELCA pastor, Konkol previously served international assignments in Guyana and South Africa. An avid writer and community advocate, he serves on the Executive Board for the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition of Minnesota, is a featured columnist for the Huffington Post and Sojourners, and his first book is expected to be released with Fortress Press in 2016.

Kristian Braekkan teaches in the department of Economics & Management, and he also contributes courses to the Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and Peace Studies programs. His research interests include psychological contracts and the labor exchange, Marxian theory, and globalization.

Wednesday, April 13
Campus Center Banquet Room
Breakfast 7:30 a.m. | Program 8:00 a.m.

Register Gustie Breakfast or call 507-933-7511 to join us. Cost is $8 for one guest and $7 for each additional guest.


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