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Honors College Lecture March 12

Contributed by: Coralee Young
Published: Tuesday, 13 February 2018 7:00 AM

This once-monthly lecture series welcomes students and faculty to come together and explore a current topic of interest to the Honors College community. All persons within the Ball State University community are welcome to attend and participate. Join us on Monday, March 12, at 4PM in AJ 175 for a discussion with Dr. Obed Frausto, Assistant Professor of Honors Humanities about “Plural Democracy and the Foreigner.”

The 2016 victory of President Trump has challenged the narratives of plurality and diversity in the United States, arousing an intolerance and nationalist discourse. In this lecture, Dr. Frausto will provide a cultural and political background to assist in analyzing the following notions:

· the melting-pot, a cultural concept of integration in the United States,

· democracy,

· the “American Dream,” and

· the idea that “we are a nation of settlers

Dr. Obed Frausto is an Assistant Professor of Humanities in the Honors College at Ball State University. He received a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Science with the specialization of Social Studies of Science and Technology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México) in July 2016. His research interests include political philosophy, philosophy of science, social theory, sociology of science, sociology of knowledge, multiculturalism, and cultural diversity.