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"The Politics of Social Inequality" Topic of Talk by Georgetown Government Professor


On Monday, Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Le Moyne College will host "The Politics of Social Inequailty," a talk by Rev. Matt Carnes, S.J., professor at Georgetown University. The talk will take place in Grewen Auditorium on the Le Moyne campus.

Fr. Matthew Carnes, S.J. is an assistant professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University whose research examines the dynamics of labor and social welfare policy. As opportunities for growth and development have increased around the globe, the division between those at the top of the distribution and those at the bottom has increased. This talk will explore the scope of international and domestic inequality, and reflects on the responsibility that everyone share in an unequal world. This lecture is part of “The Faith That Does Justice Series” sponsored by the College’s Office of Mission and Identity.

Carnes' teaching has been highly decorated. In 2011, he was awarded the Dorothy Brown Award for Outstanding Teaching Achievement, Georgetown University’s highest teaching award, presented by the student body to the faculty member who has had the strongest impact on the students' university experience. In addition, in 2011, at the Tropaia Ceremony for Georgetown College, he was awarded the Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Award for Faculty Excellence, given by the graduating seniors in the College of Arts and Sciences. In 2012, he was featured as one of the country's best professors in the Princeton Review's publication, 300 Best Professors. And in 2013, he was chosen by students as the Faculty Member of the Year in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

In recent years, he has been a Visiting Fellow at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies at the University of Notre Dame (Spring 2009) and a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (Academic Year 2011-2012).

In accordance with the College’s mission of educating and preparing its members for leadership and service in their personal and professional lives to promote a just society, this series will focus on issues of domestic poverty, immigration, ecological justice, and war and peace.


posted on: 1/9/2014