Tuesday, January 24, 2017


HYPNOTIC BRASS ENSEMBLE

Screening: Brothers Hypnotic

Date: 02.11.2017

Time: 5:30 p.m. (followed by concert)

Location: Black Box Theatre



Soka Performing Arts Center presents
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8 p.m.

Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (HBE) are seven brothers from the south side of Chicago. They come from an extraordinary musical family. The band freely mix the brass band tradition with generous doses of hip hop, soul, and funk, creating an intoxicating and boisterous blend that is just barely contained. They have toured throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and South America playing with everyone from Prince, Mos Def , Mick Jones (The Clash), and Damon Albarn (Blur, Gorillaz). They’ve performed at Coachella, WOMAD AU, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Sydney Opera House, and Carnegie Hall. And now, they will perform at the Soka Performing Arts Center. View their documentary film, Brothers Hypnotic, or listen to their song, “War” from the hit movie Hunger Games, and you, too, will be "hypnotized!"

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Tickets: $30/$26 Students and Seniors (62+)



GROUPS: To purchase tickets for groups of 10 or more CLICK HERE or contact the box office at (949) 480-4278.

This event is part of the World Music Series. Save $ on multiple events, Click link for details. World Music Series Packages on sale June 6 - October 22, 2016.


Come early for dinner! Soka Bistro is open for dinner M-F 5:30-7 p.m., Sat/Sun 5-7 p.m. Only $11.25 for an all-you-can-eat buffet.

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MAP & DIRECTIONS

The Bad Kids


SOKA COMMUNITY CINEMA PRESENTS INDIE LENS POP-UP - THE BAD KIDS
Date: 02.23.2017

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: Pauling 216



Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is an alternative school for students at risk of dropping out; Black Rock is their last chance. Extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give these underserved students command of their own futures.

Admission: Free

For more information about the films and Indie Lens Pop-up, visit: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/indie-lens-pop-up/

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

CAPITALISM AND GLOBALIZATION

Proposal for Independent Study
Professor Tomás Crowder-Taraborrelli



Capitalism and Globalization

This course explores philosophical traditions that seek to explain the relationship between commerce and ethics. Economic theories often deal with the political organization of society, the distribution of wealth, and the rights of all individuals to lead a healthy and happy life. Thus, in most cases, economists and philosophers are both concerned with the welfare of their communities, and the strengths of judicial institutions that guarantee a certain living standard.

The goals of this course are to provide an introduction to the most important literature of political economy, including major thinkers such as Marx, Engels, Ricardo, Proudhon, and Keynes. We will explore the contributions of a few of the most important economic theories to current debates around the expansion of capitalism and the global economy. We will survey major ideas and arguments to try to envision how the current organization of financial markets leads to increasing inequality around the globe. By the end of the semester, the student should be able to identify the underlying arguments used by major economic theorists to support models of development that are more ethical and equitable. This is a 2-unit course.

Assignments

30 % Class participation
30 % Midterm essay (4-6 pages double spaced) due March 13th
40 % Final essay (8-10 pages double spaced) due May 9th Class

Meetings
Day: Monday
Time: 13:00-15:00

Schedule of readings


February 8 

Introduction to the course

February 15
Hume, David. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding (Chap. I-IV, VIII, XI, XII)

February 22

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Social Contract (Book I & II)

February 29
Engels, Friedrich. The Origin of the family, private property, and the state (Chap. II & IX)

March 7

Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph. What Is Property? (Chap. II.1, II.2, III.1-III.5, IV.1-IV.6, IV.10)

March 14

Marx, Karl. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy (Chap. I.1-I.3,)

March 21 

Marx, Karl. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy (Chap. XVI, XXIII, XXIV)

March 28 

Shatz, Marshall, ed. Bakunin: Statism and Anarchy (Chap. I, II, V - and selection of VI & VII)

April 4 

Keynes, John M. The general theory of employment, interest, and money (Chap. I, II, VI, XII-XIV, XVII, XXIV)

April 11

John Stuart Mill. Principles of political economy : and, Chapters on socialism (Selection from chap. I, IV, VI & IX)

April 18 

Ricardo, David. The principles of political economy and taxation (Chap. I, IV, VI, VII, VIII, XX, XXI, XXVI, XXVII & XXX)

April 25

Schumpeter, Joseph Alois. Capitalism, socialism, and democracy (Chap. V, VI, VI, XI, XIV, XV, XVI, XX.1, XX.2, XX.4, XXI.1, XX.4, XXII.1, XXII.2)

May 2

Piketty, Thomas, and Arthur Goldhammer. Capital in the twenty-first century (Introduction, selection from chap. I, V, XII, XIV, XV, XVI)

May 9 

Stiglitz, Joseph E. The Price of Inequality (Selection from chap. I, III, IV, V, VI, IX)

May 16

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Globalization and Its Discontents (Selection from chap. I, II, VII, IX)

May 19
Final paper due

Bibliography

Engels, Friedrich. The Origin of the family, private property, and the state. [electronic resource]. n.p.: London : Electric Book Co., c2001., 2001. Ikeda Library Catalog, EBSCOhost (accessed February 6, 2016).

Hume, David. An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding: with Hume's Abstract of A Treatise of Human Nature and A Letter from a Gentleman to His Friend in Edinburgh. 2nd ed. N.p.: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 1993.

Keynes, John M. The Essential Keynes. N.p.: Penguin Classics, 2015.

Keynes, John Maynard. The general theory of employment, interest, and money. n.p.: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1997., 1997. Ikeda Library Catalog, EBSCOhost(accessed February 6, 2016).

Marx, Karl. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy. Vol. 1. N.p.: Penguin Classics, 1992.

Mill, John Stuart, Jonathan Riley, and John Stuart Mill. Principles of political economy : and, Chapters on socialism. n.p.: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994., 1994. Ikeda Library Catalog, EBSCOhost (accessed February 6, 2016).

Piketty, Thomas, and Arthur Goldhammer. Capital in the twenty-first century. n.p.: Cambridge Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2014., 2014. Ikeda Library Catalog, EBSCOhost (accessed February 6, 2016).

Proudhon, Pierre-Joseph. What Is Property? : An Inquiry Into the Principle of Right and of Government. Auckland: The Floating Press, 1840. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), EBSCOhost (accessed February 6, 2016).

Ricardo, David. The principles of political economy and taxation. n.p.: New York : Dutton, [1965], 1965. Ikeda Library Catalog, EBSCOhost (accessed February 6, 2016).

Rousseau, Jean-Jacques. The Social Contract. N.p.: Penguin Classics, 1968.

Schumpeter, Joseph Alois. Capitalism, socialism, and democracy. n.p.: New York : Harper & Row, 1976., 1976. Ikeda Library Catalog, EBSCOhost (accessed February 6, 2016).

Shatz, Marshall, ed. Bakunin: Statism and Anarchy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. Globalization and Its Discontents (Norton Paperback). N.p.: W. W. Norton & Company, 2003.

Stiglitz, Joseph E. The Price of Inequality: How Today's Divided Society Endangers Our Future. N.p.: W. W. Norton & Company, 2013.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017