Is It Time To Try Socialism?

This year, we are excited to announce that we are hosting a debate titled, “Is It Time to Try Socialism?” The participants are Bhaskar Sunkara of Jacobin Magazine and Dr. Jay Richards of Catholic University of America. The use of socialism has steadily risen in our political vocabulary in the past few years. With new congressional representatives like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez leading a new progressive movement, the debate on socialism is happening at the perfect time.

Mr. Sunkara attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and is the founding editor of Jacobin Magazine. He is also the former vice-chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. Dr. Jay Richards is an Assistant Research Professor in the Busch Business School of Catholic University of America. His work has been published in the Harvard Business Review, the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, among other publications. Both should make for a substantive debate.

Notre Dame has a special role in leading this debate due to our Catholic identity demanding an inclusive economy and society. We are hoping this event will spark a substantive dialogue on this issue at Notre Dame.

Live stream the event here

Event Details: 

When: March 27, 2019

Where: Jordan Auditorium, Mendoza College of Business

Time: 7 pm

Free but ticketed event. Pick up tickets at LaFortune Ticket Office.