Scholar Eduardo Mendieta to Speak at Elmhurst on October 1

September 22, 2014 | by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs

Eduardo Mendieta is chair of the philosophy department at Stony Brook University in New York.

He is the author of The Adventures of Transcendental Philosophy, and the co-editor of PragmatismNation, and Race: Community in the Age of Empire and The Power of Religion in the Public Sphere.

Mendieta will present The Rights of Immigrants and the Duties of Nations on Wednesday, October 1, at Elmhurst College.

Born in Colombia and raised in the United States, Eduardo Mendieta received degrees from Rutgers University, Union Theological Seminary and the New School. Over the past decade, he has edited about a dozen books on topics ranging from contemporary Latin American philosophy to religion, globalization and global justice. His most recent book is Global Fragments: Globalizations, Latin Americanisms, and Critical Theory (SUNY, 2007). Mendieta was executive editor of Radical Philosophy Review until 2007, and was a founding member of the American Philosophical Association Newsletter of Hispanics in Philosophy.

The Rights of Immigrants and the Duties of Nations is this year’s César Chávez Intercultural Lecture at Elmhurst College. Mendieta’s talk will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 1, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. Admission is $10 for the general public and free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni. Tickets are available online or at the door, depending on availability. For more information, call (630) 617-3390.

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